The Prosecution of State-Level Human Trafficking Cases in the United States

@inproceedings{Farrell2016ThePO,
  title={The Prosecution of State-Level Human Trafficking Cases in the United States},
  author={Amy S Farrell and Monica J. Delateur and Colleen Owens and Stephanie Fahy},
  year={2016}
}
In an effort to combat human trafficking, the United States federal government and all fifty states passed new laws that criminalise human trafficking and support the identification and prosecution of human trafficking perpetrators. Despite the passage of these laws, only a small number of human trafficking cases have been prosecuted in the last fifteen years. Guided by the notion that prosecutors seek to avoid uncertainty when making decisions to pursue criminal prosecution, we explore how… CONTINUE READING