Navigation Links
Internet fuels virtual subculture for sex trade, study finds
Date:10/21/2009

EAST LANSING, Mich. The Internet has spawned a virtual subculture of "johns" who share information electronically about prostitution, potentially making them harder to catch, according to a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist.

The research by MSU's Thomas Holt and Kristie Blevins of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte challenges the common perception that sex customers act alone and do not interact for fear of reprisal or scorn. The study appears in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Holt, assistant professor of criminal justice, said today's Web-savvy johns use the Internet to solicit prostitutes and to provide each other with warnings of prostitution hot zones and stings, which can hamper the efforts of law enforcement officials.

But the more police become familiar the johns' Web activities, the more it can help them zero in on the perpetrators, Holt added.

"The growth of these deviant subcultures has made it more difficult for law enforcement," said Holt, who has helped police devise prostitution stings. "On the other hand, it gives us a new opportunity to use the way the offenders communicate to better target their activities."

The study analyzed prostitution Web forums in 10 U.S. cities with the highest rates of prostitution arrests: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; Elizabeth, N.J.; Forth Worth, Texas; Hartford, Conn.; Inglewood, Calif.; Las Vegas; and Memphis, Tenn.

In the Web forums, the johns provide detailed information on the location of sexual services on the streets and indoors, as well as ways to identify specific providers, information on costs and personal experiences with providers.

The open nature of the forums led the johns to carefully disguise their discussions with a unique language, or argot, based largely on code and acronyms. This argot may help johns and sex workers to avoid legal sanctions and any social
'/>"/>

Contact: Thomas Holt
holtt@msu.edu
517-353-9563
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Leading Child Abuse Center Releases Back to School Tips to Protect Children From Internet Predators
2. Using the Internet to Promote Exercise
3. Office-Based Medical Treatment and Internet Resources Are Potential Solution to Rising Painkiller Misuse Among Teens, Young Adults
4. Internet TV Network for Personal Trainers is Launched
5. The American Pain Foundation (APF) and The HealthCentral Network Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Internet Resources for People with Pain
6. Doctor and Pharmacy Owner Plead Guilty in Internet Pharmacy Conspiracy
7. Free Prescription Drug Program Uses Internet to Deliver Cards - Offers Assistance to Uninsured
8. Generating oohs and aahs: Vocal Joystick uses voice to surf the Internet
9. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Announces Agreement with Internet Marketer Helio Health; Anticipates 12% Additional Profit
10. Internet2 and Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa Form Health Sciences Partnership
11. $40 Million Forfeiture Sought in Nation-Wide Internet Pharmacy Case
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Internet fuels virtual subculture for sex trade, study finds
(Date:7/12/2014)... Recently, Fadhits.com, a well-known wedding dress manufacturer and ... graduation dresses to its product line. In addition, the ... It wants to bring more benefits for its loyal fans. ... discounted prices, up to 72% off. , As a leader ... Its online shop is a good place for ladies who ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 13, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, one of ... selection of red evening gowns . What’s more, all ... 56% off. , The company’s senior spokesman states, “We are ... on our website is an enjoyable shopping experience. In addition ... our online store, low prices do not always mean bad ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 The Chicken Egg Production ... five years, buoyed by stable demand for industry products ... “Eggs are a relatively affordable staple for most families ... generally grows in line with the size of the ... demand for new specialty egg products with enriched qualities, ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Passenger Information System market is estimated to grow from ... at an expected CAGR of 26.5% for the period ... in North America is well developed and network infrastructure ... the region. The growing ridership figures in public transport ... driving the North American Passenger Information System market at ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Fresh off their respective performances in the 2014 World Cup, ... at Sun Life Stadium in an international friendly. The World ... stars in the world of football in Colombian and Brazilian ... some of the best talent in the world in early ... team in the world according to the Fédération Internationale de ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Collection of Long Graduation Dresses Revealed by Fadhits.com 2Health News:Discounted Red Evening Gown Announced by iFitDress.com 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets Sun Life Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Friendly Match Between Colombia and Brazil 2Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets Sun Life Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Friendly Match Between Colombia and Brazil 3
... With Food Prices on the Rise New Tools to Help ... Personal finance expert Suze Orman,is the latest celebrity to join ... in their health. With rising food costs, many,families are economizing ... is nutrition. At about 25 cents per 8 ounce glass, ...
... Do Not Feel Knowledgeable About Their,Cancer Risks and Justifies ... and Entertain, LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 Olympic ... and Nastia Liukin, along with Team USA,will join with ... national network,television special, Frosted Pink with a Twist, in ...
... in outcomes, but offers no concrete answers , , MONDAY, Sept. ... ZIP codes are more likely to die after surgery than ... research. , The study analyzed death rates among more than ... high-risk heart or cancer surgeries between 1999 and 2003. ...
... National initiative launched to support CMS, hospital-acquired,conditions ... Today the National Business,Coalition on Health ... Centers,for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) efforts ... for specific "Never Events" -- serious and,costly ...
... cases, unproven ,therapies, can be dangerous, experts say , , ... turn to the Internet as a source of information ... are betrayed by purveyors of so-called cancer "cures" that ... five companies were charged with making false and misleading ...
... readers of improper removal of asbestos in St. Louis that may ... The city used an unapproved "wet method" of removing asbestos fibers, ... evaporates. , ... Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2008 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Suze Orman Joins got milk? Milk Mustache Campaign: New Ad Encourages Families To Invest in Milk's Nutritional Assets 2Health News:Suze Orman Joins got milk? Milk Mustache Campaign: New Ad Encourages Families To Invest in Milk's Nutritional Assets 3Health News:Video: 2008 US Olympic Gymnastic Superstars Join Today's Top Music Icons for Women's Cancer Awareness Network Special, Frosted Pink with a Twist 2Health News:Video: 2008 US Olympic Gymnastic Superstars Join Today's Top Music Icons for Women's Cancer Awareness Network Special, Frosted Pink with a Twist 3Health News:Video: 2008 US Olympic Gymnastic Superstars Join Today's Top Music Icons for Women's Cancer Awareness Network Special, Frosted Pink with a Twist 4Health News:Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery 2Health News:National Business Coalition on Health Endorses New CMS 'Never Events' Policy 2Health News:National Business Coalition on Health Endorses New CMS 'Never Events' Policy 3Health News:National Business Coalition on Health Endorses New CMS 'Never Events' Policy 4Health News:Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients 2Health News:Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients 3Health News:LegalView Reports Cancer Risk for St. Louis Residents After Unapproved Asbestos Removal During Demolition 2Health News:LegalView Reports Cancer Risk for St. Louis Residents After Unapproved Asbestos Removal During Demolition 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VAPETEK™, ... a vegetable-glycol solution for use in portable vaporizers, ... the active ingredients in cannabis, cannabidiol offers consumers ... vaporizer devices, and other vaporizer technology. ... Cannabis naturally contains 483 different compounds which are ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Patient engagement has ... consequently, organizations are turning to an assortment of ... As part of this evolving approach to patient ... communicate and engage patients throughout their experiences with ... empowerment. By mapping the patient journey and employing ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 The consumer marketing ... across industry sectors to better identify winning tools ... to engage with and understand consumers, as new ... make critical purchasing decisions. According ... LLC, one area where organizations can observe a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VAPETEK Releases CBD-Infused eLiquid For The Consumer Market 2New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2New Technologies Transforming Consumer Marketing Research Playbook 2
... Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring ... delivery, today announced that it is beginning a development ... continuous lactate monitoring to be used in critical care ...
... American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: ... therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today ... study of the Elevate® Apical and Posterior Prolapse Repair ... to quantify, describe, and stage pelvic support, was implemented ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Initiates Needle-Free Biosensor Program for Continuous Lactate Monitoring 2Echo Therapeutics Initiates Needle-Free Biosensor Program for Continuous Lactate Monitoring 312-Month Study Reports Efficacy Rates for AMS' Elevate Apical and Posterior Prolapse Repair System 2
Blunt tipped forceps wlth a small grasping platform on each tip. For grasping fine membranes or grasping membranes adherent to the retinal surface....
Blunt tipped forceps with a smooth, pliable silicone coating on the entire interior surface of the tip. For removal of foreign bodies or atraumatic tissue grasping....
Blunt tipped forceps with small, slightly rounded tips angled perpendicular to the shaft. For grasping peripheral membranes....
Blunt tipped forceps with small, slightly pointed grasping platforms on each tip. For general purpose (fine) membrane grasping and grasping membranes adherent to the retlnal surface....
Medicine Products: