Sociological Review Of Child Prostitution

Sociological Review of Child Prostitution

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) described trafficking as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world (2004)” (Jones et al). Among human trafficking, child trafficking for prostitution is more severe than any other forms of human trafficking. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “An estimated one million children around the world are forced into prostitution every year, and the total number of prostituted children could be as high as 10 million” (Child prostitution). Prostitution is a social evil and no country seems to be free of it, irrespective of the economic advancements or the high levels of standard of living. Child prostitution is referred as forcing children to engage in sexual activities for money. In most of the countries people below the age of 18 is referred as children and the prostitution occurs in this age category is labeled as child prostitution. Various reasons cited for the reasons for increasing number of child prostitution by sociologists. Poverty, lack of knowledge, changing life styles and perceptions about life etc are the major reasons for child prostitution. This paper analyses child prostitution on a sociological perspective.
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