Katherine Fawcett, Catherine J. Geiger, Joanne C. Koehler, Kelley L. Moeller, Olivia M. Paxson



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Child Human Trafficking is an issue that effects more people in the United States than it ever has in our entire history. Between cycles of child abuse continuing and dragging new children into the business of trafficking, and the million dollar industry that comes along with selling these slaves, there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. That's where we come in. We argue that if enough people are informed about what they can do to help, then an impact, no matter how small, will be achieved. Through researching the history of human trafficking in the United States, we learned that the acquisition of children as slaves is the main problem. By creating a profile of the trafficked, the traffickers, and the consumers, we are committed to convincing society that the larger structure of human trafficking is the problem. Previously we as a society thought of prostitutes as being criminals, but now as we are restructuring how society views them, we refer to them as the victims. As Ohio employs a leader to start informational movements on trafficking, we want the importance of informing people of this issue to become a snowball effect. We want to tell you that there is something that YOU as a UD student can do.

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Shawn A. Cassiman

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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


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This poster reflects research conducted as part of course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Research exercise: What YOU can do: Human Trafficking and the impact we as students can have on this issue.