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Youth involvement in prostitution : a focus on intrafamilial violence -- a literature review / Steven Bittle.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



Alternate Title

La prostitution chez les jeunes – incidence de la violence familiale : analyse documentaire.



Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (iii, 42 pages)


Issued also in French under title: La prostitution chez les jeunes – incidence de la violence familiale : analyse documentaire.
"Month, 1999".


"This report is a comprehensive literature review on youth involved in prostitution, with a focus on intrafamilial violence (i.e., sexual, physical and emotional abuse) and its role in precipitating youth involvement in the sex trade. The review includes: a general overview of the literature, an annotated bibliography, a binder of materials reviewed, and a one page fact sheet. Information for this report was gathered through library sources, select Internet sites, and requests for prostitution-related information made to representatives of the F/P/T working group on prostitution."--Page 1.


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1. Introduction -- 1.1. Purpose of the report -- 1.2. Definition -- 1.3. Overview of the issues -- 2. Legislative history and development -- 2.1. The Soliciting Law and concerns with youth involvement in prostitution -- 2.2. The Soliciting Law -- 2.3. The Fraser Committee -- 2.4. The Badgley Committee -- 2.5. The federal government’s response to Badgley and Fraser -- 2.6. The Communicating Law -- 2.7. Legislating protection - Bill C-15 -- 2.8. The context of responding to youth involved in prostitution -- 3. Government reports and activities (including criticisms and supporting articles) -- 3.1. The Badgley Committee -- 3.2. The Fraser Committee -- 3.3. The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Prostitution -- 3.4. Violence Against Prostitutes -- 3.5. Other reports and initiatives to address youth involvement in prostitution -- 3.6. Common themes in attempts to address youth prostitution -- 4. Social science literature: an overview of the findings and debates -- 4.1. Antecedents of youth involvement in prostitution: intrafamilial violence and subsequent involvement in the sex trade -- 4.2. Canadian research on the antecedents of youth prostitution -- 4.3. Young males involved in prostitution -- 4.4. Psychological issues -- 4.5. Homeless or runaway youth involved in prostitution -- 4.6. International issues -- 4.7. Research on customers/clients -- 4.8. HIV-related issues -- 4.9. Discursive and conceptual issues -- 5. Conclusions -- 5.1. Recommendations for future research.


Technical report (Canada. Department of Justice) ; TR1999-3e.

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