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Analysis of Human Trafficking Cases in Rhode Island, 2009-2013 (RESEARCH)

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Research, Sex Trafficking

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Title: Analysis of Human Trafficking Cases in Rhode Island, 2009-2013 (RESEARCH)
Publication: Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Rhode Island
Author: Donna M. Hughes*, Rachel Dunham, Faith Skodmin, Lucy Tillman and Jessica Wainfor
Date: 10/11/2014

ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH: Present an analysis of seven state and federal cases of human trafficking, including forced labor and sex trafficking, in Rhode Island from 2009 until 2013. In 2009, Rhode Island passed a comprehensive human trafficking law. Since then there have been six cases of sex trafficking and one case of forced labor. Sources for […]

Online Prostitution and Trafficking

Posted on October 2, 2014, in Internet, Prostitution, Research, Sex Trafficking

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Title: Online Prostitution and Trafficking
Publication: Albany Law Review, Vol. 77.3
Author: Melissa Farley, Kenneth Franzblau, and M. Alexis Kennedy
Date: 10/02/2014

The use of Internet technologies to traffic women and children to prostitution will be described in this article. We will summarize the history of online trafficking and the remarkably effective use of the Internet for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally beginning with the development of social networking sites, discussion forums, message boards and online […]

Cyber-sex trafficking: A 21st century scourge (NEWS)

Posted on September 3, 2013, in Cybersex, Internet, News, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence

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Read original full article: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/17/world/asia/philippines-cybersex-trafficking/?hpt=ias_t2 Negros Oriental, Philippines (CNN) – Andrea was 14 years old the first time a voice over the Internet told her to take off her clothes. “I was so embarrassed because I don’t want others to see my private parts,” she said. “The customer told me to remove my blouse and to show […]

The Slave and the Porn Star: Sexual Trafficking and Pornography (Research)

Posted on December 4, 2012, in Research, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence

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Title: Th e Slave and the Porn Star: Sexual Trafficking and Pornography
Publication: The Protection Project Journal of Human Rights and Civil Society
Author: Robert W. Peters, Laura J. Lederer, Shane Kelly
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In the past decade, there has been an explosion of interest in human trafficking.  Eliminating human trafficking has become a foreign and domestic policy goal  for many countries, including the United States. Following the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in […]

'I Was Drugged And Forced To Do Porn': Surviving The Sex Trade (NEWS)

Posted on January 27, 2012, in Opinion, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking

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A look at how human trafficking victims fare in life and love after surviving the sex trade. Samantha* is 30 years old. She is a makeup artist, a nanny, a professing Christian and an advocate against human trafficking. This cause is near and dear to her heart because she has been there herself. At the […]

How Pimps Use the Web to Sell Girls (Opinion)

Posted on January 26, 2012, in Internet, Opinion, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking

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Find full, original post here at New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/opinion/how-pimps-use-the-web-to-sell-girls.html?_r=1 By: Nicholas D. Kristof In November, a terrified 13-year-old girl pounded on an apartment door in Brooklyn. When a surprised woman answered, the girl pleaded for a phone. She called her mother, and then dialed 911. Damon Winter/The New York Times * The girl, whom I’ll call […]

2 convicted in Fla. of filming rapes for porn (NEWS)

Posted on January 6, 2012, in News, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence

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Two South Florida men are facing potential life prison sentences after they were convicted of filming rapes of women for sale as pornography. The Associated Press December 9, 2011 Find original article here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2016972003_apusrapespornfilms.html?prmid=obinsource MIAMI — Two South Florida men are facing potential life prison sentences after they were convicted of filming rapes of women […]

Pornography and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Revisiting the Relationship in Nonexperimental Studies (Research)

Posted on December 8, 2011, in Men, Psychological, Research, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: Pornography and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Revisiting the Relationship in Nonexperimental Studies
Publication: Aggressive Behavior (Vol. 35)
Author: Gert Martin Hald, Neil M. Malamuth, Carlin Yuen
Date: 10/27/2009

In this study, we examined the unique contribution of pornography consumption to the longitudinal prediction of criminal recidivism in a sample of 341 child molesters. We specifically tested the hypothesis, based on predictions informed by the confluence model of sexual aggression that pornography will be a risk factor for recidivism only for those individuals classified […]

Two Men Convicted of Luring, Drugging, Raping Women for Porn (News)

Posted on December 8, 2011, in Men, News, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence, Societal, Women

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Orlando Sentinel Dec. 7, 2011 By Wayne K. Roustan Two men, one a former police officer, were convicted in Miami federal court Wednesday of luring, drugging, raping and videotaping women to sell to pornography websites and stores, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer. Lavont Flanders Jr., 40, of Miami Gardens, and Emerson “Jah-T” Callum, […]

Pornography's Effects on Adults and Children (Research)


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by Victor B. Cline, PhD (c) 2002   Abstract: Whether pornography has any significant harmful effects on consumers continues to be a controversial issue, not only for average citizens but also for behavioral scientists. Some social commentators claim that pornography is mainly a form of entertainment, possibly educational, sometimes sexually arousing, but essentially harmless. Or, […]