Sexual Exploitation of Russian Children

The article describes the results of a study aimed at describing current trends in sexual exploitation of Russian children in travel and tourism by Russian and foreign citizens. The study was conducted between October 2014 and March 2015. The research method is semi-structured interviews with representatives of state and public organizations working in the field of child protection. 48 experts from 28 Russian cities took part in the study. The article gives an assessment of the prevalence of exploitation of Russian children in sex tourism by Russian and foreign citizens, describes the circumstances of the commission of this crime, the characteristics of criminals and affected children, and proposes directions for developing work in countering the phenomenon of sex tourism.

For citation: Kolpakova O.I., Odinokova V.A., Rusakova M.M. Sexual Exploitation of Russian Children. St. Petersburg Sociology Today. 2018. N. 9. P. 62-77.