Bridging the Gaps: Why Utah Needs More Services for Sexual Slaves and Trafficked Victims

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Title Bridging the Gaps: Why Utah Needs More Services for Sexual Slaves and Trafficked Victims
Creator Laurie A. Hofmann
Subject MACL
Description The purpose of this study is to explain the different forms of human trafficking, to shed light on who trafficking victims are, to inventory services currently available in Utah for trafficking victims, and to identify what services are needed. Human trafficking and sexual slavery is a global problem. Currently there are more slaves now than at any other time in human history. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world. It is rapidly catching up to the illegal drug trade and is projected within five years to be the most profitable illegal activity on the planet. It is imperative that we find ways to put a stop to this horrific and growing problem. I conducted semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with twelve experts in human trafficking and sexual slavery and identified four important themes. These four re-occurring themes are: (1) a need for facilities for trafficking victims, (2) a need for more education, (3) a need for real numbers, and (4) a need for common language. By identifying what services Utah lacks for trafficking victims, we can then address how to better serve the most vulnerable among us.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s63b9797
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2015-09-14
Date Modified 2015-09-14
ID 1094151
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63b9797