Please ensure you are using the correct version of the Manual and Q&A for the exam you will be sitting. Find out more.
Dismiss
Show Summary Details
Page of

date: 20 July 2024

16 p. 467Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Personslocked

16 p. 467Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Personslocked

  • Tony Cook

Abstract

This chapter examines the abuse and exploitation of children and vulnerable persons. Exploitation usually occurs when a person provides something to the greater benefit and advantage of another. Fraud, coercion, and undue control or threats or acts of violence can be used as means of gaining compliance. One example is where a criminal gang coerces a child into joining their group to sexually abuse them or for others to do so; or to use them to distribute illegal substances or weapons such as drugs, knives, and firearms. Parents can also exploit their own children by trafficking them or advertising them on ‘Adult Services Websites’ (ASWs) or dating websites. Some victims (including vulnerable adults) are also trafficked into or within countries for the purpose of sexual exploitation, servitude, or modern slavery and become involuntarily linked to criminality and criminal gang networks. The chapter then looks at Operation Hydrant, as well as the emergence of online child sexual abuse.

You do not currently have access to this chapter

Sign in

Please sign in to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription