By Larson Binzer
Prisons have long been prime recruiting grounds for human traffickers. Learn how dedicated employees in the correctional system are fighting to give the issue the attention it deserves by raising awareness among correctional staff and implementing programs to educate the inmates who are most vulnerable.
By Leischen Stelter
Across the nation there has been a dramatic rise in gang-controlled sex trafficking rings. Gangs are turning to sex trafficking because it’s highly profitable and less risky. Here's how police can identify and help victims and build cases to prosecute sex traffickers.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to get victims to provide labor or services against his or her will. It is a crime that happens around the world, in both large cities and small towns.
While the true size of this problem is immeasurable, the International Labor Organization estimates there are 20.9
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery with victims providing labor or services through force, fraud or coercion. This crime is happening everywhere, from large cities to small towns around the world.
The true size of this problem is immeasurable, but the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium (NTAC) estimates that 800,000 individuals are trafficked across international borders every year and 27 million people are enslaved across the world.
As with many criminal enterprises, there are common terms and slang phrases used by perpetrators of human trafficking. It is important for law enforcement officers to know such terminology to help identify potential cases.
Here is a list of common terms and definitions used by traffickers:
Automatic: A term denoting the victim’s “automatic” routine when her pimp is out of town, in jail, or otherwise not in direct contact with those he is prostituting.
By Leischen Stelter, American Military University
The news is often filled with stories of sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic work, forced adoption, and even the illegal trade of human organs. While these are often seen as separate criminal issues, these are all forms of human trafficking and need to be addressed in a coordinated way.