Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s Youth
Sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar international industry that preys on youth. Written by veteran police officer Robert Chrismas, Sex Industry Slavery is an impactful read for anyone who wants to know more about this serious Canadian problem.
Many young women are coerced into oppressive relationships in the sex industry, often starting in childhood. There are numerous barriers and challenges for children who are vulnerable to exploitation as well as for survivors striving to leave the sex industry; however, there are also many opportunities to help them. Based on Chrismas’s award-winning research in Manitoba, this book includes gut-wrenching stories from survivors, social workers, police officers, lawmakers, and activists. Representing decades of collective knowledge, Sex Industry Slavery presents first-hand perspectives on the problem and proposes practical solutions.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 296 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
"Well written and detailed, Sex Industry Slavery is presented from the perspectives of those that have been there, this book provides the reader with an insider’s insight into Canada’s sex industry. This is a compelling book that brings to life the tragic role of the victim while illuminating the darkness of those that act as predators, exploiting the vulnerable. With his extensive experience in policing, Robert Chrismas provides an excellent account of the challenges and complexities associated with confronting sexual exploitation and trafficking. Chrismas’ work serves to provide valuable findings and recommendations in protecting Canada’s youth while paving a pathway to community reform."
Rick Parent, School of Criminology, Emeritus, Simon Fraser University
"Robert Chrismas explores the trafficking of young Aboriginal women through the eyes of survivors, police officers, social workers, youth workers, and policymakers. The book provides excellent empirical research to explore a multi-modal and multi-level intervention system’s approach that addresses the trafficking of young Aboriginal women in Manitoba. This sophisticated, well written, engaging, and very analytical book broadens Peace and Conflict Studies theory building and praxis, and it is a must read for anyone interested in missing and murdered Aboriginal women."
Sean Byrne, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba
"Robert Chrismas provides a comprehensive study on how a community can support and intervene in protecting youth in and at risk of entering the sex industry. This study in truly an in-depth overview of a collaborative approach involving a variety of professionals from Social Workers, Community Social Service Organizations, Psychologists, Police, Health Care, Educators, and those with Lived Experience. Voice is given to all in this collaborative community approach. This book provides valuable information about the issue of youth in the sex industry across Canada."
Susan McIntyre, President, The Hindsight Group
"Raising awareness on an important issue, Sex Industry Slavery examines the pathways into, and exits from trafficking, as well recommendations for addressing the issue systemically."
Amanda Noble, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Manager of Research and Evaluation at Covenant House, Toronto
Author InformationRobert Chrismas has served over forty years in various Canadian justice, law enforcement, and peacekeeping roles and has written prolifically on a broad range of justice-related topics.
Table of contents1. Introduction
2. Canada’s Sex Industry
3. Vulnerability and Protection from Sex Industry Predators
4. Violence Against Canadian Indigenous Women and Girls
5. Awareness and Education Around Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
6. Canadian Laws and Sexual Exploitation
7. Getting Out is Harder Than it Looks
8. Challenges and Opportunities Intervening in Sex Trafficking
9. Conflict Transformation Community Building and Change
10. Key Findings, Recommendations and Future Research
Table of Findings and Recommendations
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