Study on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Chicago

DePaul’s Family Law Center to Release Results of Study on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Chicago

The study, titled “Domestic Sex Trafficking of Chicago Women and Girls,” was conducted in conjunction with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and funded by a grant from the Chicago Foundation for Women. It examined the strategies used to recruit young women; the levels of coercion involved in their recruitment; and the control and violence used to keep women in the trade. The research also examined the geographical areas in which women are forced to work, including the distances they are transported and whether state lines are crossed in the process. One of the goals of the investigation was to explore parallels between young women in the local sex trade and those internationally trafficked to Chicago.

Press release linked above, additional articles about the study listed below.

Alternet: Satisfied Sex Worker or Domestic Trafficking Victim

cbs2chicago: New Study Reveals Danger of Local Sex Trafficking

2 Responses

  1. Chicago seems to be a hotbed of “Huh?” research these days.

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