1st Edition

The Field of Human Trafficking Expanding on the Present State of Research

Edited By Jennifer Bossard Copyright 2024

    This book expands on the present state of human trafficking research. It presents contributions from leading researchers across the globe who gathered at the inaugural International Conference on Human Trafficking Research (ICHTR) held at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA in May of 2019.

    This insightful volume highlights the diversity of scholarly work and perspectives presented at the conference, showcasing a variety of topics, methodologies, geographies, and populations. Chapters cover topics such as trafficking in higher education, trafficking of men, and trafficking terminology among others. The authors use different methodologies for their studies, including interviews, secondary data, and Community-Based Participatory Action Research. Different geographic areas are also represented, including populations in the United States and Ethiopia.

    The Field of Human Trafficking: Expanding on the Present State of Research will be a key resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of criminology and criminal justice, law, public policy, law enforcement, public affairs and government, research methods, and sociology. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Human Trafficking. 

    Jennifer Bossard

    1. Progress and Challenges in Human Trafficking Research: Two Decades after the Palermo Protocol
    Sheldon X. Zhang

    2. Consent, Coercion, and Fraud in Human Trafficking Relationships
    Jay S. Albanese, Rose Broad and David Gadd

    3. “Got Sold a Dream and It Turned into a Nightmare”: The Victim-Offender Overlap in Commercial Sexual Exploitation
    Angie C. Henderson and Shea M. Rhodes

    4. Being Stranded En Route: Navigating Ethiopian Men’s Trafficking Experience along the Eastern Desert Route
    Biniyam Bogale

     5. The Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking: Community-Based Participatory Research in Action
    Annie Miller, Annjanette R. Alejano-Steele, Amanda Finger and Kara Napolitano

     6. Child Sex Trafficking in Higher Education
    L. M. Handrahan



    Jennifer Bossard is Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Business at Doane University, USA.  Her main contribution to the field of human trafficking has been to create avenues for researchers to present and publish their work in order to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of trafficking worldwide.