CONTEXTUALIZING DEFINITIONAL ISSUES

The committee emphasizes that all of the crimes covered by the terms commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors reflect exploitation of children and adolescents and merit attention, even though, as discussed in Chapter 1, some of these important issues are beyond the scope of this study. The committee also believes it is important to recognize and understand commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors as forms of child abuse. See Figure A-4.

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FIGURE A-4 Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors as forms of child abuse.
NOTE: This diagram is for illustrative Figure 1-purposes 1 and only; A-4 it does not indicate or imply percentages.



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