Missouri Legal Update
2022 Lesson 4: Human Trafficking Investigations – Part 1
This is an online legal studies course. The lesson is the first part of a two-part lesson that addresses state and federal laws on the crime of human trafficking to guide police officers in their execution of the law.
Section one examines the question of what is human trafficking and what distinguishes it from similar crimes.
Section two examines Missouri laws that prohibit human trafficking and provide remedies for its victims.
Section three examines federal laws that prohibit human trafficking and provide remedies, protections, and resources for its victims.
Section four examines misconceptions about human trafficking and provides facts about this crime.
Section five examines tactics of human traffickers, including targeting certain victims and using various types of coercion.