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The Resource Walking prey : how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery, Holly Austin Smith ; foreword by Mira Sorvino

Walking prey : how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery, Holly Austin Smith ; foreword by Mira Sorvino

Label
Walking prey : how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery
Title
Walking prey
Title remainder
how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery
Statement of responsibility
Holly Austin Smith ; foreword by Mira Sorvino
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Today, two cultural forces are converging to make America's youth easy targets for sex traffickers. Younger and younger girls are engaging in adult sexual attitudes and practices, and the pressure to conform means thousands have little self-worth and are vulnerable to exploitation. At the same time, thanks to social media, texting, and chatting services, predators are able to ferret out their victims more easily than ever before. In Walking Prey, advocate and former victim Holly Austin Smith shows how middle class suburban communities are fast becoming the new epicenter of sex trafficking in America. Smith speaks from experience: Without consistent positive guidance or engagement, Holly was ripe for exploitation at age fourteen. A chance encounter with an older man led her to run away from home, and she soon found herself on the streets of Atlantic City. Her experience led her, two decades later, to become one of the foremost advocates for trafficking victims. Smith argues that these young women should be treated as victims by law enforcement, but that too often the criminal justice system lacks the resources and training to prevent the vicious cycle of prostitution. This is a clarion call to take a sharp look at one of the most striking human rights abuses, and one that is going on in our own backyard. "--
  • "A former sex trafficking victim argues that thousands of children across the United States are at risk of being sold into prostitution, and shows how popular culture is fuelling this dangerous trend"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Holly Austin
Dewey number
362.760973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ144
LC item number
.S657 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child prostitution
  • Child trafficking
  • Sexually abused children
  • Sex crimes
Label
Walking prey : how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery, Holly Austin Smith ; foreword by Mira Sorvino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013033088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781137278739
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013033088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Walking prey : how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery, Holly Austin Smith ; foreword by Mira Sorvino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013033088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781137278739
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013033088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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