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A Quantitative Analysis of Commercial Sex Advertisements During Super Bowl XLVIII

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AUTHORS:

Jesse Bach, PhD
Cleveland State University. Executive Director of The Imagine Foundation

Courtney Mintz
Student, Business Administration and Criminal Justice, University of Dubuque

Jennifer Dohy, MS
Doctoral Candidate, MS and BS in Education, Cleveland State University

ABSTRACT

The Super Bowl is commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States where an inordinate number of children may be trafficked in or around the host area to engage in commercial sex. To examine this claim, our research team mined publicly available data from a major website known to host commercial sex advertisements for three months before and two months after Super Bowl XLVIII, held in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Human Trafficking at the US-Mexico Border and the Role of the Commercial Sex Trade Client

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AUTHORS:

Lori Celaya, PhD
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin America, Border and US Latino Studies, University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Marta Boris-Tarré, PhD
University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

INTRODUCTION

In spite of efforts initiated in 1926 by the League of Nations, (presently, the United Nations, 1946) or by the members of international organizations that signed the most recent protocols to address the issue of human trafficking in November of 2000, the problem persists and positive outcomes have not materialized. Subsequently, Mexico has introduced national efforts to eliminate human trafficking. In fact, these initiatives are subsequent to the efforts launched by the United Nations in 2000 and were passed in 2007, specifically to address these human rights violations: the first one, “The General Law Granting Access to Women to a Violence-Free Life,” and a second decree, specifically addressing human trafficking, “Law to Prevent and Condemn Human Trafficking” (Acharya 2012, 638-9). These laws are significant, since prior to their creation no legal framework existed in Mexico to address human trafficking.

A Model of Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Regional Anti-Slavery Efforts

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AUTHORS:

Erica Baer, PhD
Instructor of Forensics, Department of Justice Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University. PhD, Forensic Psychology, Alliant International University Research associate with the Resource Center on Human Trafficking at FGCU

Refael Olivares, MA
Coordinator, Resource Center on Human Trafficking, Florida Gulf Coast University. MA, Counseling Psychology, Hodges University. Several years experience in agencies serving human trafficking victims. Past chair of the SW Florida Coalition on Human Trafficking and until his appointment in 2013 as Coordinator of the FGCU Resource Center served as Program Director for Human Trafficking for Catholic Charities, SW Florida Region.

Johnny McGaha, PhD
Professor and Director, Resource Center on Human Trafficking, Florida Gulf Coast University, Department of Justice Studies. Several publications and national presentations on Human Trafficking. Training consultant to the Department of State/Homeland Security and to the Republic of Moldova’s Center to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Program evaluator DOJ grants on Human Trafficking and Victims Services, Fort Myers, Florida. Former Chair, Lee County (FL) Task Force on Human trafficking. Founder, Resource Center on Human Trafficking

Tama Koss Caldron, JD
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida. JD, University of Florida. Several years experience as federal prosecutor including successful prosecution of trafficking cases.Currently Chair, SW Florida Regional Task Force on Human Trafficking

ABSTRACT

The hidden nature of the horrendous crime of trafficking in persons makes it difficult to accurately determine the extent of the problem, both nationally and locally. Additionally, the complexities, time consuming investigations, resource and jurisdictional challenges, issues with traumatized victims who are often reluctant to identify, and/or testify against the traffickers, all result in low levels of prosecution. Any successful outcome of these difficult cases mandates the strong communication and collaboration of all agencies involved, including law enforcement, prosecution, and a variety of victim’s services. This paper presents one relatively successful task force model.

Criminal Legislation for Human Trafficking in the Republic of Moldova

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AUTHOR:

Nicole Fiorentino, MA
Doctoral Candidate, International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University. MA, Central and Eastern European Studies, La Salle University. BA, San Diego State University

INTRODUCTION

The Republic of Moldova has, in recent years, strengthened its legislation in relation to the crime of human trafficking. The country’s current legislation focuses on four areas: 1) the protection of victims; 2) prosecution of criminals; 3) prevention of the crime; and 4) partnership of stakeholders. This paper will identify and analyze the prosecutorial legislation existing in the Moldovan Criminal Code, initially in the broader context of Trafficking in Human Beings as a whole, and subsequently concentrating on each of the aforementioned areas, applicable to Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking and Child Trafficking in the Republic of Moldova.

Repressed Memories: Historical Perspectives on Trafficking and Anti-Trafficking

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AUTHOR:

Eileen P. Scully

Historian on the faculty of Bennington College in Vermont

ABSTRACT

Modern international trafficking in forced labor took hold during the 1850s, and crossed into the twentieth century as a seemingly intractable global phenomenon. Contemporaries described this worldwide enterprise as the “white slave trade.” As shorthand for sex-trafficking, “the white slave trade” has a very long pedigree. The first cross-national, public-private coalition against trafficking in women and children was forged in the late nineteenth century by the London-based National Vigilance Association. This coalition generated the foundational treaties and directional momentum for international anti-trafficking projects across the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.

Partnership, The Fourth P, Enhances HT Service Efforts in Prevention, Protection and Prosecution Arenas

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AUTHORS:

Thomas B. Hofmann, PhD

Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida. Licensed Social Worker. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Yaroslaba Garcia, MA

Doctoral Candidate. Clinical Director at Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. President of the Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Adjunct Professor at Hodges University

INTRODUCTION

Human Trafficking (HT) literature identifies restricted or narrowly focused funding and difficulty with the coordination of services for HT survivors. This focus group study attempts to discern service strengths and issues at the local level in Lee and Collier counties in Southwest Florida. A three step grounded theory process was utilized in order to analyze the focus group data. The unprecedented level of survivor need was theorized to strain the existing services network. HT cases expose less organized parts of the service network which highlights a lack of organized funding sources and less efficiency. The addition of an essential fourth P (partnership), to prevention, protection and prosecution efforts, would guide efforts toward more evolved service networks. Suggestions include creation of a state level entity which can manage a regionally coordinated case management system, and the establishment of a clearinghouse for data and research.

Volume 2, Issue 2 (December 2015)

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Partnership, The Fourth P, Enhances HT Service Efforts in Prevention, Protection and Prosecution Arenas

Thomas B. Hofmann, PhD (Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida. Licensed Social Worker. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)Yaroslaba Garcia, MA (Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Director at Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. President of the Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Adjunct Professor at Hodges University)

Repressed Memories: Historical Perspectives on Trafficking and Anti-Trafficking

Eileen P. Scully, PhD (Historian on the faculty of Bennington College in Vermont)

Criminal Legislation for Human Trafficking in the Republic of Moldova

Nicole Fiorentino, MA (Doctoral Candidate, International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University. MA, Central and Eastern European Studies, La Salle University. BA, History, San Diego State University)

A Model of Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Regional Anti-Slavery Efforts

Erica Baer, PhD (Instructor of Forensics, Department of Justice Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University. PhD, Forensic Psychology, Alliant International University)Refael Olivares, MA (Coordinator, Resource Center on Human Trafficking, Florida Gulf Coast University. MA, Counseling Psychology, Hodges University)Johnny McGaha, PhD (Professor and Director, Resource Center on Human Trafficking, Florida Gulf Coast University, Department of Justice Studies)Tama Koss Caldarone, JD (Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida. JD, University of Florida. Chair, SW Florida Regional Task Force on Human Trafficking)

Human Trafficking at the US-Mexico Border and the Role of the Commercial Sex Trade Client

Lori Celaya, PhD (Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin America, Border and US Latino Studies, University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures)Marta Boris-Tarré, PhD (University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures)

A Quantitative Analysis of Commercial Sex Advertisements During Super Bowl XLVIII

Jesse Bach, PhD (Cleveland State University. Executive Director of The Imagine Foundation)Courtney Mintz (Student, Business Administration and Criminal Justice, University of Dubuque)Jennifer Dohy, MS (Doctoral Candidate, MS and BS in Education, Cleveland State University)