The sexual exploitation of girls in the United States: the role of female pimps

Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique Eve, Gallagher, James, Risinger, Markus and Hickle, Kristine (2014) The sexual exploitation of girls in the United States: the role of female pimps. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (16). pp. 2814-2830. ISSN 0886-2605

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Abstract

The role of women in the sex trafficking of minors in the United States has received limited research attention. Case study analysis of 49 female pimps from federal, state and local cases were analyzed to explore if there were differences in the penalties given to females when compared to their male co-defendants, and cross-case analysis was conducted to identify themes that represent female pimp typologies. Both prison sentence and probation sentences were significantly lower for female co-defendants when compared to their male co-defendant. Five discrete typologies were developed including: Bottom, Madam/Business partner, Family, Girilla, and Handler. Each of these had unique features regarding violence towards their minor victims, co-defendants, actions during the sexual exploitation of the minor and sentencing outcomes. Implications for practice and future research were recommended.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal justice administration > HV7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals
Depositing User: Kristine Hickle
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49722

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