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:
" … this is an outstanding practical overview of human trafficking and a must for those beginning in that field as one of the books that integrates the needs of many into one. … clear, concise, practical in use, practitioner-friendly."
—Kim Derry, Retired Deputy Chief of Police, Toronto Police, Chair of FBINAA World-Wide Human Trafficking Coordination Center Initiative, Co-Chair of the International Police Training Center (IPTI), Budapest, Hungary
"Absolutely appropriate for anyone wanting to understand and make a difference in combating this modern-day slavery! … Very well researched, a must-read for investigators … a very thorough covering of the topic."
—Dave Malone, Senior Law Enforcement Education Coordinator, American Military University-Midwest
"Excellent! The material is current, relevant, and informative to the public and to the various personnel who engage in human trafficking rescue operations. … the only book that sex-trafficking investigators will need to keep on their desk."
—Lt. George Koder, Retired, Clearwater Police Department, Florida
"Dr. Leonard Territo and Professor Nataliya Glover have rigorously researched and investigated the billion-dollar industry of sex trafficking in the United States. An informative, eye-opening textbook, Criminal Investigation of Sex Trafficking in America exposes the horrors of sex-trafficking crimes that occur in large cities and small towns throughout the U.S. … A one-of-a-kind book for criminal justice educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, prosecutors, and a must-read and study for every new police recruit and criminal investigator."
—Thomas Gillan, CLET, CSTS, CLC, Executive Director, The National Institute for Human Trafficking Research and Training, Orlando, Florida
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