“To the Public, Nothing was Wrong with Me”: Life Experiences of Minors and Youth in Texas At Risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitation

dc.creatorKellison, Bruce
dc.creatorTorres, Melissa I.M.
dc.creatorKammer-Kerwick, Matt
dc.creatorHairston, Dixie
dc.creatorTalley, McKenna
dc.creatorBusch-Armendariz, Noel
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-04T21:42:26Z
dc.date.available2019-10-04T21:42:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.description.abstractThis study describes child sex trafficking in three regions across Texas using empirically grounded qualitative and quantitative research methods. It is intended to expand the body and depth of knowledge that can that can help anti-trafficking professionals better identify individuals at risk for, or experiencing, child sex trafficking. The report explores the life experiences of individuals – both young adults and minors, ages 13-27 years – who are survivors of child sex trafficking in three regions of Texas: Houston, Lubbock, and the Texas-Mexico border region. It provides data and analysis on the prevalence of trafficking and exploitation within communities at high risk for victimization. The study examines specific experiences of minor and youth sex trafficking survivors, including risk factors, push/pull factors, help-seeking behaviors, and reasons for multiple exits and re-entries into trafficking and/or exploitative situations.en_US
dc.description.departmentBureau of Business Researchen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of the Texas Governor, Criminal Justice Divisionen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/76119
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/3208
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBureau of Business Research reportsen_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectchild sex traffickingen_US
dc.subjecthuman traffickingen_US
dc.subjectchild sexual exploitationen_US
dc.subjectlabor traffickingen_US
dc.subjectsurvey researchen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.title“To the Public, Nothing was Wrong with Me”: Life Experiences of Minors and Youth in Texas At Risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitationen_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
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