Introduction to Human Trafficking

This 8-hour course is designed for law enforcement officers and non-governmental organization members to acquaint them with human trafficking. The primary focus of the course is to provide an understanding of the origins and methods of operation of trafficking organizations along with an understanding of the unique victimization process. The course will acquaint the officer with a victim-centered investigative and collaborative approach to dealing with human trafficking. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of the role of victim service providers, immigration issues, and the major immigration remedies available to human trafficking victims.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the issue of smuggling versus human trafficking
  • Explore the scope of the problems involved in human trafficking
  • Identify the nature of victimization in relation to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
  • Identify legal and civil remedies for use in the successful documentation and prosecution of criminal traffickers
  • Discuss the indicators of a trafficking case
  • Explore investigative techniques and terminology in developing a trafficking case
  • Develop the expertise to identify victim issues including psychological, psychosocial, and cultural
  • Develop an understanding of community victim service providers


Overview of Topics:

  • Terminology clarification
  • Legal Overview
  • Investigative Considerations
  • Victim Service Providers
  • Immigration Issues
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Engaging the Community


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