Effects of Federal Legislation on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
A bulletin from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program examines the effects of federal legislation on the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The Urban Institute directed research in 2007 that sought to examine how well existing federal laws against CSEC were being enforced, what successful prosecutions looks like, if penalties for commercial sexual crimes against children have increased and the effects of legislation on service providers. Suggestions for improvement include a more consistent definition of commercial sexual exploitation, better training for those who may encounter victims or cases and improved collection of data to understand the issue.
The bulletin can be accessed here: