Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Cases

In this study, researchers examined which practices improved the ability of local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate and prosecute trafficking cases; what factors led to successful prosecution and what factors were barriers to prosecution.

Author: Amy Farrell, Ph.D., Jack McDevitt, Ph.D., Rebecca Pfeffer, M.A., Stephanie Fahy, M.A., Colleen Owens, B.A., Meredith Dank, Ph.D., William Adams, M.P.P.

Federal Sponsor Agency: NIJ

Provider: Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Urban Institute Justice Policy Center

Publication Date: 2012

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