Online Prostitution and Trafficking (Research)

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Internet, Prostitution, Research, Sexting

Publication Information

Title: Online Prostitution and Trafficking
Publication: Albany Law Review
Author: Melissa Farley, Kenneth Franzblau, M. Alexis Kennedy
Date: 10/01/2014


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 chats. Examples of sex buyers’, pimps’, and traffickers’ use of the Internet and online classified advertising sites will be provided.



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