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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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CERQUEIRA-SANTOS, Elder; MORAIS, Normanda A.; MOURA, Andreína S.  and  KOLLER, Silvia Helena. Children and adolescents' commercial sexual exploitation: comparing truck drivers clients and non-clients of sexual "services". Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.3, pp. 446-454. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722008000300013.

This study aims at comparing two groups of truck drivers, clients and non-clients of children and adolescents' commercial sexual exploitation (ESCA). Interviews were conducted with 239 truck drivers in different areas of Brazil. The data were analyzed statistically by inferential and descriptive analyses. The comparison between the groups showed that those who said they were clients of ESCA (n = 85) use to have a higher loading time than the ones in the other group (n = 154). Moreover, the clients use to utilize more prostitutes' services and have less knowledge of children's rights. However, the profiles of both groups were very similar, according to demographic and professional data. This study highlighted the circumstantial feature of the relationship between the truck drivers and the children and adolescents' commercial sexual exploitation.

Keywords : Commercial sexual exploitation; children and adolescents; truck drivers.

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