n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Child sex work : the nature of, factors contributing to, and consequences of child prostitution
|Article Title||Child sex work : the nature of, factors contributing to, and consequences of child prostitution|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Author||A. Hesselink-Louw, C. Bezuidenhout and R. Pretorius|
|Publication Date||Jan 2002|
|Pages||47 - 54|
Child prostitution is a worldwide phenomenon (Labuschagné 1995:1; O'Connor 2000:3). In South Africa the exploitation of children for the purposes of prostitution and pornography is a growing industry. The lives of thousands of children are destroyed in this way (Cole & Theron 1994:107; De Bruin 2000:10; Smit 1996:5). In this regard Du Plessis (1996:75,97) states that child prostitution has increased considerably in Johannesburg while Davids (2000:1) is of the opinion that approximately 28 000 child prostitutes are operating in South Africa.
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