Missouri Legal Update

2022 Lesson 4: Human Trafficking Investigations – Part 1

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Release Date: 

3/1/2022

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.