Human Trafficking: Law Enforcement's Perceptions And Knowledge

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Slider, Stormy Michelle
Criminology & Criminal Justice
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The perceptions and knowledge of law enforcement personnel regarding the issue of human trafficking was analyzed by utilizing a self-administered survey with questions measuring those items. Unfortunately there is a limited amount of literature available that addresses the role and responses to human trafficking amongst law enforcement personnel and was therefore taken into consideration during the analysis of this research study. The findings of this study found that there does not seem to be a significant statistical difference among law enforcement personnel's confidence in victim identification when related directly to the number of training hours they have received pertaining to human trafficking, with the outliers removed. This analysis also noted that the findings are a result of the small sample size that was surveyed.