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2012

Media

Iowa State University

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Sex Trafficking: How The Media Portrays Victims And Reflects Legislation, Rachel Rae Curtis Jan 2012

Sex Trafficking: How The Media Portrays Victims And Reflects Legislation, Rachel Rae Curtis

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Sex trafficking is a pervasive problem in the United States and around the world. For most of its history in the United States, the issue of sex trafficking has been hidden from the public and pushed into the back of peoples' minds. It has been a problem that people are sympathetic to, but made to believe is not happening in our country. Recently, though, light has been shed on this problem through increased public awareness, primarily through the news media. Using a content analysis, I investigated the content of news media articles that have been used to describe the people ...