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Watch the following videos in their entirety and answer the critical thinking questions below. 

Callie Rennison - Sex Trafficking Minors in the US

Q1: Dr. Rennison explains that children are not prostitutes, but are victims of child abuse. If an individual is an adult and engages in prostitution, is it correct to assume they are there by choice? Is it possible that they are also being abused, victimized, or forced into that lifestyle?

Q2: Dr. Rennison states that traffickers are motivated by money. What other motivating factors may exist?

Q3: In some cases, especially in impoverished countries, parents may choose to sell a child in order to provide for their other children. Because their situation may be more complex, does this provide any justification?