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Myth vs. Fact: A Wake-Up Call about Human Trafficking

By Dave Malone On June 6-8, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted the 2012 Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety in Wisconsin Dells, WI, concentrating on the issue of human trafficking. The presentations made at the summit served as a loud “wake-up call” to most of the law enforcement personnel in attendance. As a police officer, what is your level of understanding about human trafficking? Ask yourself if you have accepted some of the following myths.

It’s the Second Largest Criminal Enterprise in the World. Do You Know How to Identify Potential Human Trafficking Victims?

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Its victims are those who provide labor or services through force, fraud or coercion and it’s happening everywhere. Just last week, Canadian courts prosecuted what is thought to be the largest human trafficking case in the country. In the U.S., the FBI prosecuted a case involving 600 Thai victims .