Child Sexual Exploitation: Two-Volume Set

This two-volume set is an essential guide, providing professionals from a multitude of disciplines with the information necessary to comprehend, investigate, and prosecute the various manifestations of child sexual exploitation. Through expansive case studies, photographs, government documents, and more, readers will be better prepared for cases of child sexual exploitation.

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Medical, Legal, & Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation

A Comprehensive Review of Pornography, Prostitution, & Internet Crimes
2-Volume Set w/ CD-ROM

Child Sexual Exploitation is an investigative volume that focuses on the many types of exploitation, including child pornography, prostitution, and trafficking. To give professionals better insight into the conditions of children affected by exploitation, this 2-volume set contains a series of case studies covering different subjects throughout the text. With its examination of the implications of exploitation from a medical, forensic, and legal perspective, this set can serve as a resource for a variety of disciplines.

The Child Sexual Exploitation CD-ROM serves as a companion to the set. Users can browse tutorials on spotting defects in morphed images, sift through an extensive collection of more than 100 articles and government documents, assemble a collection of the best recommendations on handling exploitation from federal and local agencies, or create their own training curriculum using slide presentations and case studies.

Features & Benefits:

  • Over 150 high-quality images
  • CD-Rom with supplemental resources
  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use

*Please note that this title is permanently out of print, but it remains available as an eBook.

Product Details:

Two-volume set, hard-cover with slipcase
1194 pages, 158 images, 52 contributors
CD-ROM contains images with case studies, training materials, and additional research documents


Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Judges, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, State/Federal Agents, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members, Educators

Publication date:

September  2005


978-1-878060-76-1 (Print)
978-1-878060-48-8 (eBook)

Table of Contents

Volume 1
1. A Brief History of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
2. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
3. CSE From a Global Perspective
4. Rape Survivors in Southern Asia
5. CSE of Children in the United States
6. What It is Like to Be “Served” in the “System”
7. Adult Survivors of the CSE Industry
8. Experiential Youth Perspectives: Canada
9. Understanding the Impact of Pornography
10. Resources of the Exploited Child Unit at NCMEC®
11. Medical Analysis of Child Pornography
12. Child Sexual Abuse Images and Paraphilias
13. Abusive Images of Children and the Internet
14. Ethical Issues in Sexual Offender Assessments
15. CSE of Children in North America
16. Psychosocial Contexts Leading Juveniles to Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation
17. Medical Care of the Children of the Night
18. Medical Implications of Anogenital Trauma in CSE
19. Community and Mental Health Support of Juvenile Victims of Prostitution
20. IPV in the Lives of Prostituted Adolescents
21. Online Victimization: What Youth Tell Us
22. The Use of the Internet for CSE

Volume 2
23. Acquaintance Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis
24. The Work of the US Postal Inspection Service
25. The Role of the First Responder
26. Investigating Internet Child Exploitation Cases
27. Prosecutorial Issues in the Child Pornography Arena
28. Childhood Victimization and the Criminal Justice System
29. Juvenile Courts and Sexual Exploitation
30. An Investigation of Victim and Offender Dynamics in Prostitutes and Incarcerated Pedophiles
31. Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
32. Investigation and Prosecution of Child Prostitution
33. Internet Pedophilia
34. The Medical Expert and CSE
35. Computer Forensic Software and Its Legal Validation
36. Internet Travelers
37. Establishing Criminal Conspiracy
38. The Hidden Truth of Involuntary Servitude and Slavery
39. Keeping the Faith: A Call for Collaboration
40. Exiting Route: A Peer Support Model
41. The AMBER Alert Program
42. The Impact of News Coverage
43. Working With the Tourism Industry
44. Hotlines and the History of INHOPE
45. CSE of Children in Rural America
46. Recommendations for Dealing With CSE

Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP

Sharon Cooper is an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Additionally, she is the executive director of Developmental Forensic Pediatrics, P. A., a consulting firm that provides clinical care for children with disabilities and victims of child maltreatment, and a forensic pediatrician at the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, which provides forensic pediatric services for nine counties in North Carolina. Dr. Cooper is a registered and certified physician within the Child Medical Evaluation Program under the auspices of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Due to the scope of Dr. Cooper’s practice, she is closely associated with the city, county, federal, and military court systems and functions as an expert witness in the areas of general, developmental, and forensic pediatrics. She also provides training for military and civilian physicians, law enforcement officers, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, attorneys, and judges who handle child maltreatment cases. She has been an annual presenter for the Children’s Hospital Hackensack Medical Center and is an educator of Internet crimes against children for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Richard J. Estes, DSW, ACSW

Richard Estes is a professor of social work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He holds an AB degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia and graduate degrees in social work from the University of Pennsylvania (MSW) and the University of California at Berkeley (Doctor of Social Welfare). He also holds a post-masters certificate in Psychiatric Social Work from the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Estes serves as chair of the graduate concentration in Social and Economic Development (SED). He is a former president of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE), and in 2003 was elected president of the International Society For Quality of Life Studies for a two-year term. Currently, he is a member of the International Commission of the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Estes has received numerous awards and grants for his research on international social work and comparative social development, including 2 Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Awards (Iran, 1978 and Norway, 1979) and a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award to Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea (1994).

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Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD

Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children’s Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children’s Hospital’s forensic pediatrics service at the Children’s Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Angelo Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Angelo Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan’s quality improvement program. Additionally, he began the Child Abuse and Neglect Team for Children with Special Health Care Needs, which was funded by a three-year grant from a local philanthropy. In 1998, he was appointed associate chair of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and in June of 1999 he was asked to chair the CHOP Quality Committee. These accomplishments are only a few of his career.

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Nancy D. Kellogg, MD, FAAP

Nancy Kellogg completed her MD, pediatrics residency, and pediatrics internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she is now a tenured professor of pediatrics. She is the medical director of the Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center and a consultant and trainer for the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and the San Antonio Police Department. Dr. Kellogg is also part of the medical staff at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center and University Hospital. Dr. Kellogg is a 2003 recipient of the Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence from the University of Texas Health Science Center, a 2000 nominee for the governor’s office “Texas Woman of the Year” in Health Services, and, since 1999, a member of the honorary Ray Helfer Society. Approximately 200 physicians and nurses have received intensive child abuse training under her direction, and she has developed a formal weeklong curriculum through the current Children’s Justice Act Grant to Texas. She is also a prolific writer and developer of sexual abuse multimedia training materials. Dr. Kellogg has authored over 70 publications.

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Victor I. Vieth, JD

Currently director of the American Prosecutors Research Institute’s (APRI) National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, Victor Vieth graduated magna cum laude from Winona State University and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law. He has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association named him one of “21 Young Lawyers Leading Us Into the 21st Century.” Vieth is the author of numerous articles pertaining to issues of child abuse and domestic violence. His article “Drying Their Tears” received the Associated Church Press’ 1994 Award of Excellence. In 1997, Vieth joined the staff of the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. From 1997 to 1999, he worked there as a senior attorney, providing technical assistance and training to prosecutors around the country. In 1999, he became director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse. Among his accomplishments is the development of the project “Half a Nation by 2010.” The goal of this program is to complete five-day forensic interview training programs in at least 25 states by the end of the decade. In 2003, the APRI appointed Vieth to direct the National Child Protection Training Center on the campus of Winona State University.

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As a former Police Chief, I know that important policy decisions regarding the establishment of comprehensive child protection strategies are often based upon a tragic case or anecdotal evidence that often ignores the scope and scale of the overall problem. The research conducted by these nationally recognized experts provides important insight into emerging threats to children and serves as a guide for developing an effective national response.

Brad Russ
ICAC Training & Technical Assistance Program Director
University of New Hampshire
Internet Crimes Against Children Research Center
Durham, NH

The factual information, practical methodologies, and expertise in this book can be used as a practical tool in combating the horror of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The fact that this text is guided by internationally recognized child rights principles and documents gives one hope that change is possible in a world where exploitation of children is so prevalent. As a survivor and now activist, I encourage the government, professionals, and the public to care about this issue and be practical and humane in their approach to combating exploitation. This book provides us with that template.

Cherry Kingsley
Special Advisor
International Centre to Combat Exploitation of Children
Vancouver, Canada

With the emergence of the Internet and its worldwide expansion as a favored mode of communication, there is an ever-increasing avenue for the sexual exploitation of children. This informative publication, authored by acknowledged leaders in the field of forensic science, provides professionals working with child abuse victims, their families, and the suspected perpetrators with a wide range of forensic techniques and knowledge that will serve as an essential forensic reference.

Faye Battiste-Otto, RN, SANE
Founder/President of American Forensic Nurses
Cofounder, International Association of Forensic Nurses
Palm Springs, CA

In giving a broad scope of understanding about the sexual exploitation of children, this book delineates familial child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Its international perspective suggests that the causes are broader than defined by western countries and therefore prevention foci need to be tailored accordingly. While giving information on offender motives and treatment, it emphasizes the victim as blameless, a view that continues to need reinforcement. The detailed nature of the book and the number of worthy contributors reiterate its use as a text for all manner of helping professionals.

Jane Rudd, PhD
Associate Professor
Saint Joseph College
West Hartford, CT

The subject matter is disturbing, but this is a must-read resource book for professionals working in the field of child maltreatment in the 21st century. The contents provide a comprehensive review of research, current programs, and concepts that address intervention, investigation, and prevention.

Jeanie Ming, CPNP
Forensic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Child Abuse Services Team
Orange, CA

Medical, Legal, & Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation is a rare and welcome departure from the “same old, same old” of recent years and is truly new and innovative. This book is the first to provide in-depth coverage of an emerging and serious global issue. The authors and editors are well-qualified to address the complex social, psychological, and legal issues presented by child sexual exploitation.

John E.B. Myers
Distinguished Professor and Scholar
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA

This text brings to light the necessary role of interagency collaboration in child exploitation cases while providing direct guidance through case study and lessons of necessary considerations, benefits and limitations of emerging tools, and strategies for the investigation, proper assessment, and ongoing management of perpetrators.

Margaret Bullens
Forensic Psychophysiologist and Sex Offender Management Consultant
Grapevine, TX

Very worthwhile and a must-read for law enforcement and other professionals involved in identifying, rescuing, and treating victims of child sexual exploitation. This book allows the reader to better understand how and why individuals use the computer to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children.

Det Sgt Paul Gillespie
Officer In Charge
Child Exploitation Section
Toronto Police Service
Toronto, Canada

From JAMA: Medical, Legal, and Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation is a daunting two-volume set. Its five editors include a professor of social science (Estes), an attorney (Vieth) and three physicians. The 52 nationally and internationally known contributors represent government, law enforcement, psychiatry, social service, research, the judiciary, psychology, forensic nursing, public education, postal inspection, service units (Child Assessment Centers), sex offender assessment, and survivors.

… As the authors of the chapter on commercial sexual exploitation state, “In the past half century, and particularly in the past few years, enormous growth has occurred in the recognition, assessment and treatment of harmful sexual behavior” (p 290). This statement is substantiated by the scope and comprehensiveness of this excellent text.

Charles F. Johnson, MD
Ohio State University
Center for Child and Family Advocacy
Childrens Hospital

I found that book’s coverage of this topic is sophisticated yet accessible, such that I found myself quoting parts of it to my colleagues and students because of the depth and breadth of information contained herein … The editors and chapter authors achieve a strong and sensitive balance between the need to know and people’s natural aversion to the topic, and they manage to present a timely, globally focused view of the intertwined issues. Anyone working with children in any capacity should be familiar with the ways CSE has been and continues to be a national and international concern.

David A. Wolfe
Excerpted from PsycCritiques: APA Review of Books
Addressing the Unspeakable: Shining a Light on the Travesty of Child Sexual Exploitation

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