human trafficking

Red Umbrella Project Launch Report on New York’s Trafficking Courts

Launched in September 2013, New York’s Human Trafficking Courts (HTICs) are the first statewide human trafficking intervention within a justice system in the United States. The courts function as a “diversion” programme by connecting those arrested for prostitution to mandated social services rather than incarceration. Defendants who complete a mandated programme can have their case dismissed and sealed, provided that they are not rearrested within six months.

New Resource: New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking

Ron Weitzer, a well-known Professor of Sociology at George Washington University for his work on sex work and trafficking, specifically in the US but also Europe has published a new paper entitled: “ New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking” in the ANNALS  of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking

Year: 
2014

This article evaluates four popular claims regarding human trafficking’s international magnitude, trends, and seriousness relative to other illicit global activities. The four central claims frequently made regarding human trafficking are: