Helms School of Government
Primary Subject Area
Women's Studies; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies; Psychology, General
domestic, minor, sex trafficking, prostitution, pimp, culture, demand, vulnerability, trafficker
Conflict of Laws | Criminal Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Gender and Sexuality | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Growth and Development | Juvenile Law | Law and Gender | Sexuality and the Law | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Sociology of Culture | Tourism
Hoover, Karen M., "Determinants of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and the Urgent Need for a Global Cultural Shift" (2011). Senior Honors Theses. 213.
In the United States, an overtly selfish and sexual culture contributes to the spread of human trafficking, thereby requiring a complete culture shift in order to diminish this modern day slavery initiated by the aberrant culture. Sex trafficking of minors in the United States encompasses a variety of factors that facilitate the bondage and brutal enslavement of American children. These children are bought and sold hundreds of times, with no regard for their personal well-being. Major factors such as demand, vulnerability, and America’s induced culture of sex serve to increase the environment that trap children and youth in commercial sexual exploitation. The following contains an analysis of the contributing causes of sex trafficking in the United States along with a call to America’s citizens to cease reveling in sexual immorality, in order to commence a heroic effort thereby creating a paradigm shift and bringing sex trafficking to an end.
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