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Gangs and Girls: Understanding Juvenile Prostitution

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They discuss how young men are drawn to gang life, how young girls become attracted and attached to the gang members who eventually sell them into prostitution, and why it is so hard to infiltrate and dismantle the distinct but interrelated worlds of the procurer, victim, and client. Rooted firmly in first person testimony, this research deepens our understanding of juveni ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published November 1st 2008)
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Krista Bunny
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
For such a short book, Dorais et al were able to pack an incredible amount of information about a subject that is really hard to read about, so it must have been exceptionally hard to write about and more importantly, gather information about.
The wealth of Canadian statistics was welcome and definitely made it hit home for me. I like the authors approach to treating survivors of juvenile prostitution with care and compassion, rather than blaming the victim.
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Jennifer
Fantastic book providing insight into gang-related prostitution/human trafficking. Although it is an academically published research, the book wasn't riddled with academic jargon. It is a book that is beneficial to academics and social workers alike as it provides research findings and presents practical best practices for interacting with survivors of gang-related prostitution.
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