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There are two feedbacks attached. Each feedback post needs to be 300 words or more, and should include information that helps to enhance the discussion on the topic. The topic is realted to the sexual exploitation paper you did for me. Keeping that in mind, please do this. Include at least 1 properly cited peer reviewed reference. Also, be mindful of including references and citations whenever citing facts to support your position. APA 6th edition citations and references must be used always!

1. Defining the term sexual exploitation of children was extremely challenging. The closest definition I found identifying what sexual exploitation of children is "any person who employs, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any minor to engage in, or who has a minor assist any other person to engage in , or who transports any minor in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or in any territory or possesion of the United States , with the intent that such minor engage in, any sexual explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct or for the purpose of transmitting a live visual depiction."(Jimenez, M. Deye, K. 2015) Our view as a society changed throughout history to better understand victimization because most of the Americans today understand that sexual exploitation exists in todays world. Therefore, families are taught and trained on the signs and symptoms of exploitation. Some signs follows: being secretive about who they are talking to and where they are going. Often returning home late or staying out all night. Sudden changes in their appearance and wearing more revealing clothes. Becoming involved in drugs or alcohol, particularly if you suspect they are being supplied by older men or women. Becoming emotionally volatile (mood swings). Using sexual language that you wouldnt suspect them to know. Engaging less with their usual friends. Appearing controlled by their phone. Switching to a new screen when you come near the computer. Each of these situations represent a child who may be in danger of sexual exploitation. In my view, the most dangerous form of sexual abuse is Conmercicial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. It is a serious worldwide problem that is underreported and under identified. The United States currently has no uniform nationwide data collection for CSEC victims, so the exact numbers are unknown. "Healthcare providers will often encounter victims sexual exploitation due to mental health, physical health, and sexual health consequences and therefore should be knowledgeable in the signs of possible sexual exploitation, as well as the medical evaluation of a child or adolescent suspected to have been sexually exploited. Many estimates have been given as to the children at risk for sexual exploitation. However, these estimates are based on the number of children in high-risk situations (homeless children, runaways, and throwaways), but these are not true. The possible health consequences of CSEC are numerous and include psychological and physical health consequences." (The Children's Society. 2018) Physical health consequences involve reproductive, substance abuse, and consequences of violence. Physiological abuses are numerous and can include intimidation, threats against loved ones, lies, deception, blackmail, isolation, and forced depsendency. This can lead to mental health consequences such as depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, dissociation, irritability, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide. Frequently, victims of CSEC will have their medical needs neglected, which can lead to poor control of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes. They can also be deprived of basic necessities such as food, light, and sleep, which can lead to exhaustion, fatigue, malnutrition, and starvation. Sexual abuses such as forced and coerced sex, forced prostitution, and limited access to reproductive health products lead to reproductive health consequences such as STIs (including HIV/AIDS), PID, unwanted pregnancies, forced or coerced abortions, as well as damage to vaginal and/or anal tract, leading to pain during intercourse. Victims of CSEC are also at a higher risk for substance use and abuse. This is through use of drugs as a coping mechanism for the abuse being suffered, or through force and/or coercion as a control mechanism, as well as to make victims appear less credible if they encounter law en 2.Four behavioral concepts of the child involving sexual victimization are:"These key dimensions include sexual activity, “nice-guy” offenders, compliant child victims, and grooming/seduction. The fist concept, sexual activity, involves understanding the nature and scope of behavior that can constitute sexual activity. The concept of the “nice-guy” offender involves understanding the offender who seems to love and is often loved by children. Acquaintance offenders typically sexually exploit children through the seduction and/or the collection, creation, or distribution of child pornography. The third concept, compliant child victims, involves understanding children who are or were compliant in their victimization. The fourth concept for developing an enhanced insight into acquaintance molesters involves understanding the grooming/seduction process used by such offenders in attempting to achieve consensual sexual contact with a victim (Ruso, Ion. 2012). These child molestors have a long term persistent patterns of behavior; 2) specific sexual interests; 3) welldeveloped techniques; and 4 fantasy and desire driven behavior. These characteristics may be identified by some or all of the following behaviors: "long-term persistent patterns of behavior demonstrated by a willingness to commit significant time, money, and energy in furtherance of their sexual interest in children, often resulting in multiple offenses; an interest in children as sexual objects and the development of a rationale to justify that well-developed techniques for gaining access to victims and/or sexualized child-related material, characterized by the ability to skillfully manipulate the situation, the victims, and/or other individuals necessary for gaining access to children for sexual purposes; and a significant fantasy component featuring children as sex objects and often supported by the collection and organization of child-related material, writings, and child pornography. Although no single factor delineated above is determinative in and of itself, the most telling factor in determining whether an individual is a preferential child sex offender is the collection of child pornography." (Rusu, Ion. 2012) Individuals with a sexual preference for children may derive sexual gratification from physical contact with children as well as from fantasies involving the use of sexual depictions of children or literature describing sexual contact with children. Preferential child sex offenders gravitate to employment, activities and/or relationships which provide access or proximity to children; and frequently persist in the criminal conduct even when they have reason to believe the conduct has come to the attention of law enforcement. These are desire driven behaviors to which the offender is willing to devote considerable time, money, and energy in spite of the risks and contrary to self-interest. Offenders will many times touch, hug, embrace, pat, and tussle the hair of targeted children in front of their parents, guardians, or other adults to desensitize the child to touch and to surreptitiously imply that the parent or other adult tacitly approves of such behavior. That way, when the offender is alone with the child, it is much easier to take the physical interactions to the next level. Sandusky used these behaviors very commonly, as well as using invitations to attend games or work out, followed by trips to the locker room to change clothes and to shower with him and horsing around all of which were grooming tactics aimed at sexually Four behavioral concepts of the child involving sexual victimization include sexual activity, “nice-guy” offenders, compliant child victims, and grooming/seduction. The fist concept, sexual activity, involves understanding the nature and scope of behavior that can constitute sexual activity. "The concept of the “nice-guy” offender involves understanding the offender who seems to love and is often loved by children. Acquaintance offenders typically sexually exploit children through the seduction and/or the collection, creation, or distribution of child pornography. The third concept, compliant child victims, involves understanding children who are or were compliant in their victimization. The fourth concept for developing an enhanced insight into acquaintance molesters involves understanding the grooming/seduction process used by such offenders in attempting to achieve consensual sexual contact with a victim." (Rusu, Ion. 2012) These child molestors also have the child. On the other side, the offender rationalizes his abusive behavior by telling himself that the child’s need for nurturing is really an invitation to get close and become sexual with that child. This is one of the fundamental ways in which offenders who actually “love” children, justify in their own minds that they are not hurting a child, or not doing anything the child didn’t want them to do. In fact, it is typically a shock and surprise to the child when the offender who has been so nice to them suddenly turns their interactions into something sexual. 3.Acquaintance sexual cases are prevailing and should be taught worldwide. This is the result of societal attitudes and prevention programs that focus only on “unwanted” sexual activity and tell potential child victims to avoid sexual abuse by saying no, yelling, and telling. This technique might work better with the stranger lurking behind a tree, but children who are seduced and actively participate in their victimization, however, often feel guilty and blame themselves because they did not do what they were "supposed" to do. These seduced and, therefore, compliant victims may sometimes feel a need to describe their victimiza tion in more socially acceptable but inaccurate ways that relieve them of this guilt. The reality of this problem must be recognized, understood, and addressed if these cases are to be effectively investigated, prosecuted, and prevented. We must understand that the offenders often are “nice guys” who typically sexually exploit children by befriending and seducing them. Equally important, we must also understand that the child victims are human beings with needs, wants, and desires. Child victims cannot be held to idealistic and superhuman standards of behavior. Their frequent cooperation in their victimization must be viewed as an understandable human characteristic that should have little or no criminal-justice significance. References Jimenez, Melissa. Deye, Katherine. 2015. Aspects of abuse : Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care. 45(3) pg:80-85. Doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2015.02.003. Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/science/article/pii/S153854421500019X?_rd oc=1&_fmt=high&_origin=gateway&_docanchor=&md5=b8429449ccfc9c30159a5f9aeaa92ffb&ccp= y Rusu, Ion. 2012. Preventing Offenses of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation of Children and Pornography in the European Union. Acta Universitatis Danubius. 8(2). Retrieved from : http://journals.univ-danubius.ro/index.php/juridica/article/download/1413/1242 The Children 's Society. 2018. Keeping the children you love safe. Retrieved from : https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/knowing-the-signs-of-child-sexual-exploitation
Victimization / Perpetrator Behavior Analysis Part 1 1. Discuss difficulty in defining the term sexual exploitation of children. How has our view as a society changed throughout history to better understand this kind of victimization? In your view, what is the most dangerous ‘type’ of child sex offender? Sexual exploitation of children fits under the category of sexual victimization of children. The terminology of sexual exploitation of children is extremely hard to characterize because the understanding depends on the person and is typically described by cases instead of definition. Society in the United States historical attitude about sexual victimization of children was to deny the fact a crime of this nature exists. The majority of Americans would prefer not to catch wind of it and would want to imagine such exploitation simply does not happen. Presently, Americans have a no tolerance attitude for individuals who commit crimes of sexual exploitation of children. Now, with digital technology, wireless connectivity, and smart phones, reporters can capture news as it happens and transmit to the public within minutes. Sexual exploitation of children crimes are reported by news reporters constantly. Law enforcement agencies and Americans have no choice but to address the issue because it is not going away. Law Enforcement agencies must educate the public on the importance of all aspects of sexual exploitation of children. Child sex traffickers are the most dangerous child sex offender. It takes a really sick individual to kidnap or coerce children into having sex for personal or monetary compensation. Children are innocent and adults should be their protectors. Child sex traffickers destroy the family structure. The children’s innocence and childhood is taken from them forever. They are physically and psychologically terrified of adults. A child sex trafficker sees children as a commodity not as human beings. Cecchet, S.J., & Thoburn, J.W. (2014) report that in the United States, there are more than 300,000 children prostitutes due to child sex trafficking. The average minimal age of the child being prostituted is 13 years old. 2. To effectively investigate and prosecute cases involving sexual exploitation of children by acquaintance child molesters, four behavioral concepts of this child sexual victimization must be understood. What are they? Assess their significance. The behavioral concepts of child victimization are Sexual Activity, “Nice Guy” Offender, Compliant Child Victims, and Grooming/Seduction. These methods are used to investigate and prosecute cases involving exploitation of children by acquaintance child molesters (Lanning, 2010). The sexual activity is the sex act between an adult and child. There are many types of sexual acts that constitute sexual activity. Sexual activity can be sexual and nonsexual. Sexual intercourse is a sexual act. A gym teacher at an elementary school who watches children get dressed in the locker room and receives self-gratification is a nonsexual act. The “nice guy” or “nice girls” are adults that are admired by many in their communities. They blend into their environments. They will have a position in the community with daily contact with children. The “nice guy” or “nice girl” could be teachers, pediatricians, youth coaches or work in day care centers. The term compliant child victim is utilized to represent children who participate in or "consent" to their sexual victimization. Children in no way can give lawful consent to having sex with adults. A child’s compliance does not alter the fact that they are victims of serious crimes. Grooming/Seduction is a pattern of activity utilized by child sex offenders to obtain admittance and control over children for sexual purposes. Grooming/ Seduction is a way to guarantee the child victim will be silent and keep them vulnerable to repeated victimization. Child sex offenders isolate children from their families, friends, and community. The grooming/seduction phase accommodates to the child’s emotional and tangible needs. 3. What are acquaintance-exploitation cases? Acquaintance is one of the three associations sex offenders have with their victims. An acquaintance is not a family member. An acquaintance is an individual who is a stranger to the victim. Acquaintance sex offenders frequently work in establishments where they can intermingle with children (Dietz, P., & Laning, K.V., 2014). References Cecchet, S. J., & Thoburn, J. W. (2014). The psychological experience of child and Adolescent sex trafficking in the United States: Trauma and resilience in Survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(5), 482-493. Retrieved January 4, 2018, from https://search-proquestcom.ezproxy2.apus.edu/docview/1553716139? Dietz, P., & Lanning, K.V. (2014). Acquaintance molestation and youth serving organizations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Retrieved on January 4, 2018, from http://journals.sagepub.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/doi/full/10.1177/0886260514532360# articleCitationDownloadContainer Lanning, K. V. (2010). Child molesters: A behavioral analysis. Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 4, 14-15, 22. Retrieved January 2, 2018, from https://edge.apus.edu/portal/site/364072/tool/4d6d4578-208a-4e13-b427b763b4a6df5e/ShowPage Mitchell, K., Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J. (2005). The internet and family and acquaintance sexual abuse. University of New Hampshire. Retrieved January 3, 2018, from http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/jvq/CV93.pdf

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School: Carnegie Mellon University

Hi buddy,Here you go,Please go through it and let me know if you need any revision. Feel free to invite me for more questions.Nice time buddy.Regards

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Sexual Exploitation of Children
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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

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Sexual Exploitation of Children
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It is quite difficult to define the term sexual exploitation of children. As indicated in this
post, the definition generally revolves around taking sexual advantage of a child and mostly for
commercial benefits. In the contemporary society, people are in a better position to identify a
child who is going through the process of sexual abuse as the child tends to exhibit unique
behavior such as being secretive and wearing more revealing clothes. Contrary to the earlier
societies which overlooked most activities that can now be categorized as sexual abuse, the
modern societies understand that children are susceptible to sexual abuse and therefore tend to be
more vigilant (Coulborn Faller, 2015). I...

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