15 Shocking Terms in Sex Trafficking that Commonly Used in Daily Practice

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The following list of key terms used in sex trafficking is published in Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children by Linda Smith.
https://sharedhope.org/store/renting-lacy/


1. Automatic — A term denoting the victim’s “automatic” routine when her pimp/trafficker is out of town, in jail, or otherwise not in direct contact with those he is prostituting.

2. Bottom — A female appointed by the trafficker/pimp to supervise the others and report rule violations.

3. Branding — A tattoo or carving on a victim that indicates ownership by a trafficker/pimp/gang.

4. Caught A Case — A term that refers to when a pimp or victim has been arrested and charged with a crime.

5. Circuit — A series of cities among which prostituted people are moved.

6. Exit Fee — The money a pimp will demand from a victim who is thinking about trying to leave.

7. Finesse Pimp/Romeo Pimp — One who prides himself on controlling others primarily through psychological manipulation.

8. Gorilla (or Guerilla) Pimp — A pimp who controls his victims almost entirely through physical violence and force.

9. Kiddie Stroll – An area known for prostitution that features younger victims.

10. Pimp Circle — When several pimps encircle a victim to intimidate through verbal and physical threats in order to discipline the victim or force her to choose up.

11. Quota — A set amount of money that a trafficking victim must make each night before she can come “home.”

12. Squaring Up — Attempting to escape or exit prostitution.

13. Stable — A group of victims who are under the control of a single pimp.

14. Trade Up/Trade Down — To move a victim like merchandise between pimps. A pimp may trade one girl for another or trade with some exchange of money.

15. Trick — Committing an act of prostitution (verb), or the person buying it (noun). A victim is said to be “turning a trick” or “with a trick.”

Find out more terms at: http://sharedhope.org/learn/traffickingterms/


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