Missouri Legal Update

2022 Lesson 6: Human Trafficking Investigations – Part 2

Technical

Release Date: 

4/1/2022

This technical skills course is Part 2 of a two-part online course on Human Trafficking Investigations. The lesson addresses skills to recognize, investigate, and combat the crime of human trafficking.


Section six examines the red flags of human trafficking in general and red flags particular to sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and trafficking of minors.


Section seven examines ways officers can limit the number of potential victims for human traffickers to exploit and ways to deter individuals from purchasing sex.


Section eight examines characteristics of sex and labor trafficking, identifies proactive and reactive approaches, describes the victim-centered approach to human trafficking investigations, and describes the advantages of partnering with community organizations.


Section nine examines difficulties in interviewing human trafficking victims, strategies for a successful interview, screening questions for signs of trafficking, and proper framing of questions when interviewing victims.


Section ten examines local, state, and federal public and private resources officers can access to help victims of human trafficking and increase the opportunity for victim-witnesses to be available during the criminal proceedings.