Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

M. Alexis Kennedy

Number of Pages

71

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Justice has identified Las Vegas, Nevada as a hotspot for trafficking for sexual exploitation (Farley, 2007). The objective of this research is to determine whether Asian massage parlors are openly operating as unlicensed businesses in Las Vegas and consider the licensing issues faced in Las Vegas. Recent focus on the issues of human trafficking and high profile stings against Asian massage parlors has created a public debate about the licensing and enforcement against Asian massage parlors in Clark County. This research will consider a number of facets surrounding Asian massage parlors, from stereotypes associated with Asian massage, to the vast number of unlicensed massage parlors, and the connection between massage parlors and human trafficKing

Keywords

Asian; Clark County; Massage; Nevada; Parlors; Sexual exploitation; Las Vegas; Massage parlors

Controlled Subject

Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1.51 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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