The Prostitution of Women and Girls

The Prostitution of Women and Girls

by R. Barri Flowers
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McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers


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The Prostitution of Women and Girls

According to reports of the World Health Organization, the prostitution of women and children is increasing dramatically throughout the world. The problem is particularly acute in the lower socioeconomic sectors of the population, including teen runaways, drug addicts, and victims of abuse.

This survey focuses first on defining prostitution and then on the motivations of those who became prostitutes. In Part II the overall scope of the problem is examined, along with the various subcultures (e.g., street walkers and call girls) and the prevalence of drugs, crime and victimization. Part III covers teenage prostitution and the issues of child sexual abuse. Part IV details other dimensions of the sex trade industry, such as pornography, male prostitutes, customers, laws, and the effects of decriminalization and legalization. Female prostitution outside the United States is discussed in Part V.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786424481
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/05/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

R. Barri Flowers is a literary criminologist and mystery novelist with nearly 40 books and numerous articles to his credit. He is a recipient of the Wall of Fame Award from Michigan State University's renowned School of Criminal Justice.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresvii
Part IFemale Prostitution
1Defining Prostitutes and Prostitution5
2The Magnitude of Female Prostitution11
3Types of Prostitutes16
4Theories and Motivations Regarding Female Prostitution23
5AIDS and Female Prostitution30
Part IIWomen and Prostitution
6The Scope of Women's Prostitution39
7Streetwalking Prostitutes48
8Call Girl Prostitutes54
9Drugs, Crime, and Victimization61
Part IIIGirls and Prostitution
10The Extent of Teenage Prostitution69
11The Characteristics of Girl Prostitutes79
12Runaway and Throwaway Girls89
13Pimps and Girl Prostitution100
14The Dangers of Child Sexual Abuse105
Part IVOther Dimensions of Prostitution and the Sex Trade Industry
15Pornography and Female Prostitution115
16Child Prostitution and Child Pornography121
17Customers of Female Prostitutes126
18Male Prostitution134
19Laws and Prostitution145
20Examining the Issues of Decriminalization and Legalization of Prostitution153
Part VFemale Prostitution in Other Countries
21The Prostitution of Women Worldwide165
22Child Prostitution and Sexploitation Internationally176
23AIDS and Female Prostitution Globally185
24Responding to the Worldwide Tragedy of Female Prostitution191

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