A Study Of Human Trafficking: Within The United States And Abroad

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ashley Evelyn Kestler (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Marian Williams

Abstract: Human trafficking is a dishonorable and lucrative business, with numerous laws and definitions aimed to combat the crime. Prosecutions and identification of a trafficking case are extremely difficult for law enforcement personnel, due to the ambiguity of the definitions and laws put in place. Hundreds of thousands of victims fall into the sex industry each year, and more attention needs to be placed on combating the crime. Law enforcement have little to no training in regards to human trafficking situations, laws and definitions. To try to prevent trafficking from happening, there needs to be better education opportunities, higher standards of living in impoverished countries, a decrease in demand, better victim services provided, and better training for the courts and for law enforcement. Combating human trafficking proves to be a very difficult task, but with better definitions and laws, and more effective court involvement, it is possible.

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Honors Project
Kestler, A. (2017). "A Study Of Human Trafficking: Within The United States And Abroad." Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Human trafficking, The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, sex industry, law enforcement personnel

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