Departmental Papers (SPP)

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Working Paper Series of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice


The bibliography that follow was designed to introduce readers to the very rich theoretical and empirical literatures relating to child abuse, child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The bibliography also contains introductory references to the international child rights movement, including worldwide efforts to protect children from sexual exploitation. Throughout, the bibliography contains references to research of an international and comparative nature. Charts 1 & 2 define the major concepts used in preparing the bibliography.


child, children, sex abuse, sex exploitation, child commercial sexual exploitation



Date Posted: 13 February 2017