Estimating the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States : considerations and complexities ; proceedings of a workshop / Jordyn White, rapporteur ; Committee on National Statistics and Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

"Human trafficking has many names and can take many forms - pimp control, commercial sex, exploitation, forced labor, modern slavery, child labor, and several others - and the definitions vary greatly across countries and cultures, as well as among researchers. In the United States, the Traffic...

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Online Access: Full Text (via EBSCO)
Main Author: White, Jordyn (rapporteur.)
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Defining human trafficking ; Background and impetus for the workshop ; Workshop charge and organization of the proceedings
  • Before measuring: identifying victims and understanding vulnerability. Identifying victims ; The connection between prevalence and vulnerability
  • Domestic approaches to measuring prevalence. Human smuggling and trafficking center ; National Institute of Justice ; Recent studies ; Issues of measurement and re-victimization ; Other key domestic issues
  • International approaches to measuring prevalence. Sector- and indicator-based approaches ; Interagency collaborations
  • Collecting human trafficking prevalence data. Data from point-of-crisis contact ; Data from surveys and sampling
  • Linking prevalence to policy. Developments in health care data ; Office to monitor and combat trafficking in persons ; The economics of sex markets ; Using the public justice system ; Definitions and research approaches
  • Key takeaways and additional areas of focus
  • Appendixes: A: Workshop agenda ; B: Biographical sketches of planning committee members and presenters.