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The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, 1982-2007

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2023

This multi-method project sought to gain a better understanding of the commercial sexually exploited children (CSEC) population, particularly its size, characteristics, needs, and geographic spread in New York City. It represents a first attempt to understand the CSEC population in a major metropolitan area and to examine a concerted institutional effort to meet its needs. Three forms of data were collected in the project: questionnaire data, interview data, and network data. The project used Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) to identify commercial sexually exploited children (CSEC) in New York City. Interviews were conducted with 230 youths between January 2006 and December 2007. Quantitative surveys regarding the frequency and quality of cross-stakeholder communication were administered at the beginning of the evaluation and one year later. For the purpose of trend analysis of CSEC related offenses, research staff obtained citywide arrest and prosecution data on child prostitution, exploitation, and solicitation of a minor. The New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) provided arrest data for arrestees under 19 years of age in all five boroughs of New York City from January 1, 1998 through December 31, 2006.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023

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Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023
Publisher National Institute of Justice
Identifier 1150
Data First Published 2015-12-17T14:16:05
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2016-04-21T12:52:06
Rights These data are restricted due to the increased risk of violation of confidentiality of respondent and subject data.
Public Access Level restricted public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Catalog Describedby
Harvest Object Id 962eb817-35f8-4383-8f03-dcb3b912e89e
Harvest Source Id 3290e90a-116f-42fc-86ac-e65521ef3b68
Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
Program Code 011:060
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > National Institute of Justice
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 98ebbcd0d8b5bc7ac0c96420152b92bdf2d0f990
Source Schema Version 1.1

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