Meredith Dank Participates

in National Institute of Justice-Sponsored Labor-Trafficking Panel


Research Professor Meredith spoke at the 2022 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, on the panel “NIJ-Day: Advancing our Understanding of Labor Trafficking in the United States.” The panelists have all conducted studies funded by NIJ:

Compared with research on sex trafficking, much less is known about trafficking for the purposes of labor, particularly regarding within the United States with U.S. citizen victims. Additional complexities needing examination include how labor trafficking differs from exploitation among U.S. citizen adults and children, how labor trafficking is experienced by youth who are U.S. citizens compared with foreign nationals, and differences in how labor and sex trafficking victims are treated, how their cases are handled, and whether the traffickers are prosecuted and convicted.

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