SOC 7610 Responding to Human Trafficking

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, trafficking in persons is a growing global enterprise. Within the domestic United States, human trafficking has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as both a criminal and social problem. This course will focus on learning to recognize and develop an in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding human trafficking, and how the human services field can respond to both the problem of human trafficking and the victims of trafficking.  Students will examine the general definitions of human trafficking, list the indicators that point to possible trafficking, review human trafficking cases, describe the victim identification process, analyze available resources for victims, and develop a case plan to help victims achieve autonomy.