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1st Edition

Criminal Investigation of Sex Trafficking in America

ISBN 9780367867294
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
509 Pages

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Book Description

Human trafficking is the third largest business for organized crime worldwide, next to illegal weapons trading and drugs. Written by well-respected criminal justice scholars, this book examines the criminal investigation of sex trafficking. Providing a multidisciplinary exploration of this topic, the authors discuss:

  • International and national perspectives and the history of sex trafficking in America

  • Effective ways to train law enforcement in investigations

  • Major federal and state laws most applicable in sex trafficking investigations

  • The sexual exploitation of American children and those brought in from foreign countries

  • Interrogation of sex-trafficking suspects

  • Crime scene examination and physical evidence

  • The role and responsibilities of prosecutors

  • Effective ways to develop and maintain a multiagency task force

Table of Contents

Introduction to Sex Trafficking in America: A Current and Historical Overview. Legal Aspects of Sex Trafficking in America. Domestic Sex Trafficking of American Children. Sex Trafficking of Foreign Women and Children into America. The "John" Factor in Sex Trafficking. Child Sex Tourism and the American Male. Interrogation of Sex-Trafficking Suspects. Crime Scene Examination and Physical Evidence in Sex-Trafficking Cases. Building a Multiagency Task Force. The Prosecution of Sex-Trafficking Cases. U.S. Government Agencies Available to Assist Sex-Trafficking Victims. Index..

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Leonard Territo, EdD, is a distinguished professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida.

Nataliya Glover is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo.

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