Section Information for Spring 2017
Human Trafficking will examine issues relating to the global and domestic phenomenon of human trafficking from a historical and contemporary perspective. It will reveal how human trafficking presents itself in modern day forms and address the true scope of the problem. The course will explore sociological factors that contribute to the growth of human trafficking and its persistence despite transnational efforts to criminalize and eradicate its position as the second largest criminal enterprise in the world. The course will focus on efforts to align necessary governmental and non-governmental resources through effective collaboration. In addition to collaboration, it will examine other strategies employed by community-based organizations, social services and law enforcement. The challenges to effective identification, investigation, prosecution, and prevention will be explored.
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