Identifying challenges to improve the investigation and prosecution of state and local human trafficking cases

Title:
Identifying challenges to improve the investigation and prosecution of state and local human trafficking cases
Creator:
Farrell, Amy (Author)
McDevitt, Jack (Author)
Pfeffer, Rebecca (Author)
Fahy, Stephanie (Author)
Owens, Colleen (Author)
Dank, Meredith (Author)
Adams, William (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Northeastern University and Urban Institute, April 30, 2012
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Reports
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
This report examines challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking in the United States. The research targeted counties across the U.S. for a systematic review of human trafficking case records and interviews with police, prosecutors, and service providers. The study found that there was a significant lack of awareness about human trafficking among practitioners and the law enforcement community, as well as a focus on sex trafficking (which is disproportionate to the larger issue of human trafficking). The study provides recommendations to help improve the identification, investigation, and prosecution of human trafficking cases in the United States.
Comments:
Report co-produced by the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University and the Urban Institute and submitted to the National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Subjects and keywords:
Human trafficking
Law enforcement
Criminal investigation
sex trafficking
crime prosecution
Criminology and Criminal Justice

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