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Preventing Illicit Trafficking by Transnational Criminal Organizations

Brian Finlay


Examines how government efforts to combat trafficking are not sufficient and provides an overview of improvements government agencies can better combat trafficking. Read here.

The Link Between Opioid Abuse and Sex Trafficking

Kristin Detrow

January 2018

Explains how the opioid abuse crisis facilitates sex trafficking. Read here.

Combating a Never Ending Battle: Online Human Trafficking and the Communications Decency Act

Shannon Dolan


Discusses how social media websites and classified advertising sites are used in facilitating human sex trafficking. Read here.

United Nations 

Security Council

February 2019 

Summary of the UN Security Council's findings on the intersection between human trafficking and terrorism, based upon surveys of participating nation states. Read here.

The Nexus of Extremism and Trafficking: Scourge of the World or So Much Hype?

Brigadier General Russ Howard & Coleen Trauhber

October 2013 

The Joint Special Operations University's findings on the intersection of human trafficking and extremism. Read here

An Empirical Analysis of the Intersection of Organized Crime & Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Dr. Vanessa 


July 2017

Summary of findings on the intersection between human trafficking and organized crime in the United States, based on a review of convicted human traffickers in the U.S. justice system. Read here.

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