The data used in this book were made available by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR); and have been used by permission. Data from the Risk Factors for Violent Victimization of Women in a Major Northeastern City, 1990-1991 and 1996-1997 were originally collected by Jane A. Siegel and Linda M. Williams. Neither the collector of the original data, the funder, the ICPSR or its agents or employees bear any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented here.
Selected portions of this book have been used by permission and were first published in “An Exploratory Model of Girl’s Vulnerability to Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Prostitution.” Child Maltreatment, 16(2), 146-157.
My sincere thanks to Dr. Christine Sellers, Dr. Shayne Jones, Dr. Christopher Sullivan, Dr. Randy Borum, Dr. Thomas Mieczkowski, and Dr. Thomas Loughran for their generous gift of time, thoughtful and critical review of drafts, perceptive suggestions, and fitting words of encouragement at the most opportune moments. Most of all, I am grateful to those who motivated me to complete this project by telling me of their perilous journey through childhood, showing me by their enthusiasm and love of life that childhood innocence may be stolen, yet the innocent child survives.