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A New Spin on the Oldest Profession: How the Internet has Changed Prostitution

By Terri Galvan, professor at American Public University

The Internet is rapidly changing all aspects of our lives, including one of the oldest professions in the world – prostitution. For an industry that was once largely confined to well-known “strolls,” truck stops, and seedy brothels, technology has allowed for a level of growth that might be admirable if the consequences weren’t so devastating for the victims of sexual exploitation.

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.

Law Enforcement Must Know How to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

This week, the U.S. State Department released the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report. Findings from this report estimate that 27 million people worldwide are victims of slavery, which includes sex trafficking, indentured servitude, bonded labor or forced military service.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the findings:

“This report gives a clear and honest assessment of where all of us stand,” said Clinton, according to an article in U.S.