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Control and Protect: Collaboration, Carceral Protection, and Domestic Sex Trafficking in the United States

Jennifer Musto


Control and Protect explores the meaning and significance of efforts designed to combat sex trafficking in the United States. A striking ethnographic case study of new ways in which law enforcement agents, social service providers, and nongovernmental advocates have joined forces to fight domestic sex trafficking, it reveals how these collaborations consolidate state power, resulting in carceral protectionism. This book examines how such partnerships have blurred the boundaries between punishment and protection, victim and offender, and state and nonstate authority. Girls and women deemed “at- ... More

Keywords: domestic sex trafficking, antitrafficking, carceral protection, collaboration, technology, at risk victims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520281950
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520281950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Musto, author