This research paper delves into the multifaceted problem of human trafficking, seeking to provide a comprehensive understanding of its dynamics, root causes, and the myriad challenges associated with combating this serious crime. Drawing on empirical studies and criminological theories, the paper navigates through the factors that contribute to the perpetuation of human trafficking. The study begins by exploring the historical and theoretical contexts that create the demand for trafficked persons and the vulnerabilities that make individuals susceptible to exploitation. Additionally, the paper examines the legal and policy frameworks implemented at the national level to combat human trafficking. It aims to identify gaps and challenges in enforcement, prosecution, and victim protection. It examines the role of law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organizations, and multi-agency collaborations in addressing the nature of human trafficking. Furthermore, the research explores the experiences of trafficked individuals, emphasizing the importance of survivor-centered approaches in rehabilitation and reintegration resources. Overall, this research aims to contribute to the collective efforts to eradicate human trafficking worldwide.

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Master's Project

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Criminal Justice (MS)

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Criminal Justice, Department of


College of Liberal Arts


Jason Scott


RIT – Main Campus