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The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

Recent Publications

Child Sexual Exploitation Quick ReferenceSharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP, Richard J. Estes, DSW, ACSW, Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, FAAP, Nancy D. Kellogg, MD and Victor I. Vieth, JD
Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference
G. W. Medical Publishing: forthcoming, 2006

This abbreviated version of the hardbound edition is the perfect companion for all professionals who need a resource in the field.

Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference investigates exploitation from a medical, forensic, and legal perspective. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this pocket-sized book examines all of the medical implications for victims, and case studies provide insight into the lives of these "children of the night." Information on how perpetrators of these crimes operate, as well as guidelines for their successful prosecution and strategies for prevention, will empower those who seek to keep children safe. Physicians, social service and law enforcement personnel, teachers, and all other professionals who work with children and families will find this reference invaluable.

For more information, visit the G. W. Medical Publishing website.


Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent WorldEstes, Richard J. (Ed.)
Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World
Series: Social Indicators Research Series, Vol. 29
Springer: forthcoming, December 2006

World social development has arrived at a critical turning point. Economically advanced nations have made significant progress toward meeting the basic needs of their populations; however, the majority of developing countries have not. Problems of rapid population growth, failing economies, famine, environmental devastation, majority/minority group conflicts, involuntary population migration, increasing militarization, and other broadly-based social, political and economic forces are challenging the capacity of people to meet their most fundamental needs. For many, the conditions required to live a quality life are being eroded.

The thirteen papers contained in this volume explore a broad range of factors that impact on quality of life worldwide-globalization, regionalization, recently regained political autonomy, population migration, factors that contribute to health and illness, shortages in food and agriculture, the importance of the family, community and sustainable development in promoting quality of life and, even more fundamentally, the contribution of faith and spirituality in advancing personal and collective well-being in an otherwise turbulent world.

For more information, visit the Springer website.


Medical, Legal & Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual ExploitationSharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP, Richard J. Estes, DSW, ACSW, Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, FAAP, Nancy D. Kellogg, MD and Victor I. Vieth, JD
Medical, Legal & Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation
A Comprehensive Review of Pornography, Prostitution, and Internet Crimes
Two-Volume Set with Supplementary CD-ROM
G. W. Medical Publishing: 2005

Detailing the different aspects of child sexual exploitation and trafficking, including children victimized through pornography, prostitution, cyber-enticement, sex tourism, and human trafficking, Medical, Legal, & Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation is an exhaustive resource representing the latest research and wisdom of more than 60 international experts in crimes against children, sexual victimization, exploitation, and trafficking. It will be the standard for multidisciplinary team members in the medical evaluation of victims, investigation and prosecution of perpetrators, and the protection of children and teenagers in the 21st century.

The Child Sexual Exploitation CD-ROM is an exhaustive researcher's companion to the two-volume set. Users can browse through tutorials on spotting defects in morphed images, sift through the extensive collection of more than 100 articles and government documents from the United States and abroad, assemble a collection of best practices from federal and local agencies, or create their own training curriculum using slide presentations and case studies of sexual maturation, taxonomy of pornography, and sexually transmitted diseases. The editors have combed through the vast library of knowledge available and have consolidated the most vital information onto this CD-ROM, making it a required companion to the two-volume set.

For more information, visit the G. W. Medical Publishing website.


Social Development in Hong KongRichard J. Estes
Social Development in Hong Kong: The Unfinished Agenda
Oxford University Press: 2005

At the end of the twentieth century, the Hong Kong Council for Social Service launched an ambitious project to measure and assess Hong Kong's social progress from 1981 to the present day. Contributing to the project were some sixty specialists involved in various aspects of Hong Kong's social, political, and economic development.

Social Development in Hong Kong: The Unfinished Agenda
introduces the Social Development Index, the unique model used to measure Hong Kong's social development changes, and offers an in-depth assessment of the major findings resulting from its application. With twenty-four chapters written by local specialists, the volume reports on progress in critical sectors such as health, education, housing, transport, arts and culture, and science and technology, and also assesses Hong Kong's response to the social development needs of vulnerable population groups such as children, youth, the aged, women, and people living in low-income households. Of particular interest to development specialists in Hong Kong, mainland China, and worldwide, Social Development in Hong Kong: The Unfinished Agenda will also prove invaluable to those interested in the unique methodology used to assess social development changes over time.

For more information, visit the Oxford University Press website.


Elena Azaola and Richard J. Estes (Eds.)
La Infancia Como Mercancia Sexual
Siglo XXI Editores, S.A. de C. V.: 2003

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