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Domestic minor sex trafficking and technology

Ojeda, Lauren (2017) Domestic minor sex trafficking and technology. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Human trafficking is a significant public health and human rights problem with negative physical, mental, and social outcomes that transcend age, sex, gender, and race and ethnicity; these outcomes have immediate and long-term effects for individuals involved. It manifests itself in a number of forms, including the domestic sex trafficking of minors, and involves a wide variety of actors. This paper presents a general overview of human trafficking. The various forms of human trafficking are defined, with particular emphasis on the domestic sex trafficking of minors. Additionally, the perpetration, risk factors, and health outcomes of the domestic sex trafficking of minors are explored in order to provide a working framework for the remainder of the paper. The role of technologies and their relations to sex trafficking follows the background. In particular, key concepts related to the Internet have been explained to further understand how the Internet can be used as a tool for and against sex trafficking. Future work should continue to include the voices of the LGBTQ+ population and consider applying a community based participatory research (CBPR) approach.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ojeda, Laurenlno9@pitt.edulno90000-0003-1774-5626
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTerry, Martha Annmaterry@pitt.edumaterry0000-0001-5932-1536
Committee MemberHaggerty, Catherinehaggertyc@edc.pitt.eduhggertyc@edc0000-0002-9849-7865
Date: 29 June 2017
Date Type: Submission
Submission Date: 4 June 2017
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 62
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: human trafficking, sex trafficking, domestic minor sex trafficking, youth, technology
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 17:39
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 14:50


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