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2010-06-16 21:50:14

Why is there so much disagreement about whether using recreational drugs is morally wrong? A University of Pennsylvania psychology study shows that the debate about drugs might really be about sex. The study compared two competing theories. One theory -- the conventional wisdom in political science -- sees drug attitudes as primarily coming from people's political ideology, level of religious commitment, and personality, for example, openness to experience. The other theory, proposed by the...

2010-05-14 06:17:00

ATLANTA, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Online solicitation is the leading source for the sexual exploitation of girls. Women's Funding Network in partnership with "A Future. Not A Past." today released the results from a pilot study that measures the demand for adolescent girls prostituted in Georgia. The Georgia Demand Study -- the first in a series of several being conducted across the nation -- reveals Craigslist ads featuring adolescent females yield three times the transactions per ad than...

2010-05-06 22:11:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's arrest of Lawrence Taylor for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old runaway sold to him in Montebello, New York by a pimp/trafficker is yet another example of the most powerful, respected and privileged among us demonstrating the normalization of the sexual exploitation of women and girls. Mr. Taylor is part of what we in the anti-trafficking movement call the demand that fuels sex trafficking. Without the demand for commercial sexual...

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2010-05-04 10:45:00

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has subpoenaed Craigslist as part of an ongoing investigation into whether or not the classified advertising website is doing enough to prevent prostitution and human trafficking through its service. "The Craigslist brothel business seems booming--belying its promise to fight prostitution," Blumenthal said in a statement released on Monday. "We are asking Craigslist for specific answers about steps to screen and stop sex-for-money offers--and...

2010-03-29 12:28:00

Prostitution diversion methods show promise FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two years of research that included enforcement operations targeting prostitutes, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) is seeing the benefits of their innovative new approach of going to the streets to provide comprehensive services and a complete exit strategy for those seeking a way out of prostitution. Data evaluated at the University of North Texas Health Science Center has not only...

2010-03-03 09:00:00

MONACO, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To explain International Day Against Sexual Exploitation, www.CyberDodo.org (an interactive multimedia platform and family-oriented educational site) is launching an international video game tournament on March 4, 2010. Sexual exploitation is one of the most serious acts of aggression that can be committed against a child - it's a crime! We are talking about child prostitution for all human beings under the age of 18 who are active in the sex...

2009-12-22 09:22:00

First Major Study Explores Urban Violence, Human Rights Issues WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly a quarter million impoverished children - mostly young girls - are forced to work as unpaid domestic servants in major Haitian cities, according to the first major survey of Haiti's human rights situation, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced. Called restaveks, these very poor children are sent by their parents to live in other homes with the idea that...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

Police, Sheriffs and Prosecutors from Eight States and Canada Attend Training to Combat Victimization of Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) has selected Norcross, Georgia as the location for law enforcement training on child prostitution. The training, Protecting Victims of Child Prostitution, is scheduled for November 16 thru 20 and will be attended by 63 police, prosecutors and others from...

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2009-10-23 14:00:00

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to remove all classified ads for prostitution from the Craigslist Web site. In a 31-page opinion issued Tuesday, Judge John Grady said that not every posting on Craigslist's "Adult Services" section was advertising prostitution, and that other services could legitimately appear there. "A woman advertising erotic dancing for male clients is offering an adult service, yet this is not prostitution," he said. Such ads "might even be...

2009-10-21 11:57:55

The Internet has spawned a virtual subculture of "johns" who share information electronically about prostitution, potentially making them harder to catch, according to a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist. The research by MSU's Thomas Holt and Kristie Blevins of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte challenges the common perception that sex customers act alone and do not interact for fear of reprisal or scorn. The study appears in the Journal of...


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