Cyber-Hookers AKA Providers: Off the Street and onto Craigslist
25 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2008
Date Written: January 15, 2008
Craigslist has become the new virtual brothel. Call girls, escorts, and prostitutes (aka providers) using the erotic services and adult gigs sections post advertisements regarding what they have to offer, sexually, and how much this service costs. At first, law enforcement agencies overlooked these ads. In the last few years, however, agencies across the country have been conducting sting operations. The study addresses the use of Craigslist by providers as a cultural and social subject. The author conducts interviews with several women, both in San Diego and Tijuana, whom he contacted via their posts on Craigslist.
Keywords: online prostitution, Craigslist, virtual brothers, providers, escorts, call girls, cyber-hooker
JEL Classification: K30, K42, O33, Z10
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