Sex trafficking is a pervasive threat across the globe and all fifty states of the United States, especially for underage female youth. However, there is a dearth of literature and awareness in domestic rural areas. Sex trafficking is a form of human trafficking that threatens all communities, including rural areas. This extended literature review looks closely at recent studies, and the grey literature to garner a better understanding of the implications for rural social work practice. The review concludes with recommendations and implications for future research, policy, and practice.
Aguirre, Ruby; Harris, Katelyn; Hilgenberg, Molly Rose; Soper, Melody; and Bowers, Pamela H.
"Sex Trafficking and Rural Communities: A Review of the Literature,"
Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crsw/vol9/iss1/13