This report presents conclusions from research on prostitution-related crimes and the crime of trafficking in children for commercial sexual exploitation. The English translation is the summary of the full version of the report available in Polish.

The case-file study presented in this report was meant to fill the gaps in our knowledge about exploiting children in prostitution, gaps that have to be filled if we are to develop effective preventive and rehabilitation programmes for victims. The future of a child or young person exploited in prostitution depends significantly on the response of the criminal justice authorities, including the correct legal classification of the acts committed by the perpetrators. The research was also meant to determine whether criminal acts that meet the statutory criteria of human trafficking – as defined in the Polish criminal law and international legislation – are classified as such in the judicial practice.

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