“To protect our kids, we’ve given law enforcement new tools to fight human trafficking (Brett Guthrie).” Though Brett’s hopeful sentiment portrays a police force that is ready to battle the epidemic of modern day slavery, research has shown that local officers are sorely uneducated on the subject. The main focus of this paper is the link between the prevalence of human trafficking in the U.S. and the lack of local law enforcement training on the issue. The first section will be a brief overview of human trafficking, defining and discussing a few relevant details about it first. Next, I will define the specific issue and how it relates to local law enforcement. Lastly, two possible solutions to the problem will be described.
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Chesbrough, Elizabeth, "Human Trafficking and Local Law Enforcement" (2018). Honors Projects. 353.