Definition of exploitation
: an act or instance of exploiting exploitation of natural resources exploitation of immigrant laborers clever exploitation of the system
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The Mobile County Sheriff's Office took Loyala Surangani McCants into custody on Friday (June 23) and charged her with three counts of first-degree financial exploitation of an elderly person.
And if the geographical separation between the two industries is narrow, the psychological isn’t even that, the porn industry overtly about what the movie industry is covertly: sex and fantasy, objectification and exploitation.
In other words, its products are made under reasonable work conditions, with equal opportunity for women, and with no child exploitation, among other tenets.
Not too long ago, central to that struggle, as familiar to any teenager as prom and heartbreak, was the responsibility and humiliation and exploitation of summer work.
Can Indonesia’s plural society resist the exploitation of identity for political gain?
The region and its people remain poor for a simple reason: They were shaped by a legacy of extraction and exploitation.
The investigation was pursued as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide effort to combat the epidemic of child exploitation and abuse that was launched by the Justice Department a decade ago.
Governments have failed to control crime, exploitation and pollution alone.
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