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Selling Sex OverseasChinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking$
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Ko-lin Chin and James O. Finckenauer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814772577

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814772577.001.0001

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The Reality and the Myths

The Reality and the Myths

A Critical Analysis of Sex Trafficking

Chapter:
(p.230) 9 The Reality and the Myths
Source:
Selling Sex Overseas
Author(s):

Ko-lin Chin

James O. Finckenauer

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814772577.003.0009

Sex trafficking can be divided into the following stages: (1) the recruitment of potential victims by recruiters; (2) the transportation of victims by traffickers; (3) the selling of victims to brothel owners by stakeholders, be they recruiters, traffickers, or human traders who pay for the traveling expenses of victims or buy victims from traffickers; (4) the control of victims; (5) the subsequent victimization of victims by sex ring operators; (6) the use of debt bondage as a form of control; and (7) the exploitation of victims, primarily in financial terms. This chapter examines what the subjects in the study had to say about these processes, based on their own experiences and observations.

Keywords:   Chinese prostitutes, prostitution, sex trafficking, human trafficking

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