Presenter Information

Claire JoswickFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Sex trafficking, slavery, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, forced labor, law enforcement, global, domestic.

Biography

Claire Joswick is a senior undergraduate student in the sociology program. She is in the accelerated master's program for sociology, and intends to stay at Marshall University for graduate school. She plans to start a career in law enforcement, and eventually wishes to work at a federal level fighting human trafficking. Claire is a recipient of the Creative Discovery & Undergraduate Research Award for Fall 2018, which provided her with a generous stipend in researching human trafficking.

Major

Sociology

Advisor for this project

Marty Laubach

Start Date

18-4-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

18-4-2019 12:00 PM

Abstract

The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.8 million people currently trapped in sex trafficking at a global level. Human trafficking, which can also be referred to as modern-day human slavery, is an issue that never left the planet; only one that which adapted to the changing world. In this study, a large literature review has been complied to analyze the statistics gathered by government and non-federal organizations regarding the issue of sex trafficking, and how law enforcement is tackling this issue at a domestic and global level. Qualitative data collected in the form of interviews took place in Washington D.C. and New York City, and quantitative data gathered from Marshall University students was evaluated in regards to the general level of awareness of sex trafficking. The literature review found that although sex trafficking statistics are higher than ever, many federal law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations are promoting awareness in new, engaging ways. The effects of this dedicated work are shown in the awareness data collected from Marshall University students in the Spring of 2019.

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Apr 18th, 10:45 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

What Steps Countries Are Taking to Prevent Sex Trafficking: The Relationship Between Law Enforcement and Sex Trafficking

The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.8 million people currently trapped in sex trafficking at a global level. Human trafficking, which can also be referred to as modern-day human slavery, is an issue that never left the planet; only one that which adapted to the changing world. In this study, a large literature review has been complied to analyze the statistics gathered by government and non-federal organizations regarding the issue of sex trafficking, and how law enforcement is tackling this issue at a domestic and global level. Qualitative data collected in the form of interviews took place in Washington D.C. and New York City, and quantitative data gathered from Marshall University students was evaluated in regards to the general level of awareness of sex trafficking. The literature review found that although sex trafficking statistics are higher than ever, many federal law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations are promoting awareness in new, engaging ways. The effects of this dedicated work are shown in the awareness data collected from Marshall University students in the Spring of 2019.