Human trafficking and sex slavery deny freedom to 24.9 million people around the world. It’s an incredibly lucrative, multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise that “sells” people over and over for profit.
For law enforcement officers, it’s difficult to identify victims and then get them to cooperate in order to determine who is forcing or coercing them into human trafficking rings.
American Military University’s Dr. Michael Pittaro joins In Public Safety’s Leischen Kranick to discuss what law enforcement is doing to combat human trafficking; the challenges local, state, and federal agencies continue to face; and what more can be done to reduce human trafficking both domestically and internationally.
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- Fighting Human Trafficking on Its Own Cyber-Turf
- How to Identify Signs of Human Trafficking
- Know the Language of Human Trafficking
- Human Trafficking Thrives Because Officers Don’t Know What It Is
- EMTs On The Front Lines in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
- More Gangs Are Running Sex Trafficking Rings
- The Prison Pipeline: Inmates Make Easy Targets for Human Traffickers
- The Prison Pipeline: Recruiting Women into Human Trafficking Networks