Many commentators have attempted to analyze and explain the nature of prostitution. However this is the first textbook to offer a complete overview of the way it operates within contemporary society, its characteristics, organizational structures, and cultural contexts. The book also explores how criminal, social, and health policies have sought to regulate and control the selling of sex. Written by leading experts with over 20 years’ experience in researching and teaching on the field, this is a must for all criminology, criminal justice, and sociology students taking modules in sex industry and prostitution studies.
Chapter 4: Children, Young People and Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC)
This chapter contextualizes the involvement of children and young people in sex markets by providing an overview of global issues, historical discourses, and policy contexts before moving on to explore the contemporary experiences of young people selling sex gathered through research projects in the UK. The chapter also discusses the emerging politics of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) including the differing theoretical approaches and perspectives to young people selling sex. The chapter reviews international legislation and protocols as well as the UK policy context.
The phenomenon of young people and children selling sex is an emotive as well as a complex social ...