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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
(NCJ 228631) July 2010
Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Examines the effects of the Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 on the prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases. As many as 300,000 children become victims of commercial sexual exploitation each year. This bulletin discusses how current laws addressing CSEC are enforced, provides the key features of successful CSEC prosecutions, and describes how the juvenile justice community could improve prosecution.