Narratives of compensated dating girls in Hong Kong using routine activity theory : results of a focus group study of guardians
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|Journal / Publication||International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology|
|Online published||13 May 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2018|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85047811956&origin=recordpage|
dating as an outcome of the dynamics of societal features. Social features such as contemporary ideologies, Internet technology advancement, commercialization of human relationships, and ambiguity between “right” and “wrong” motivate the service providers and customers of compensated dating, and accelerate their convergence and weakened levels of guardianship in society. This study is the first to connect the features of compensated dating of adolescent girls with recent societal changes using the routine activity approach. The findings confirm the application of the routine activity approach in the phenomenon of girls’ compensated dating, and also offer theoretical and practical implications.
- adolescent girls, compensated dating, Chinese, commercial sex, guardians
Narratives of compensated dating girls in Hong Kong using routine activity theory : results of a focus group study of guardians. / Li, Jessica C. M.; Cheung, Chau-kiu; Jia, Cindy X. S. ; Yu, Yolanda M. Y.; Nguyen, Ping .In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 62, No. 2, 02.2018, p. 360-382.