A Comprehensive Analysis of Substantiated Human Trafficking Cases within Butler County Children Services

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Lauren Ellis
Gary Dick

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By Lauren Ellis, Social Work


Advisor: Gary Dick



Presentation ID: 187


Abstract: Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world. Research has shown that millions of people become victims of human trafficking every year. It is critical that more research be done to identify factors that put people at risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of human trafficking. This study provided a comprehensive analysis of substantiated cases of human trafficking within Butler County Children Services in order to create a descriptive profile of the victims and perpetrators of human trafficking. This study examined factors such as the race, age, gender, and relationship status of victims and perpetrators to create this descriptive profile. The findings of this study suggest that demographic risk factors such as age and gender may influence the likelihood of a person becoming a victim of human trafficking. The findings of this study also suggest that demographic risk factors such as gender may influence the likelihood of a person becoming a perpetrator of human trafficking.

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Social (In)Justice