Category: Human Trafficking

Drugs and Human Trafficking

The drug trade snares people into human trafficking through drug smuggling, forced addiction, and luring people who are addicted. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone give an overview of drug trafficking into the United States and then talk about how drugs overlap with human trafficking. Sources: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40480405 https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/mexicos-cartels-will-continue-splinter-2017 http://www.businessinsider.com/dea-maps-of-mexican-cartels-in-the-us-2016-12 https://www.dea.gov/resource-center/2016%20NDTA%20Summary.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2017-Jun/CBP-Snapshot-06012017.pdf

2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

The Department of State released their annual Trafficking in Persons Report on June 27, 2017. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone give an overview of the report, including an explanation of tiers, a discussion of methodology, and how politics has affected tier rankings from the beginning. JJ also provides a case

Psychological Coercion in Human Trafficking Laws

The role of psychological coercion within human trafficking was codified in the Trafficking Victims Prevention Act (TVPA). Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone give an overview of anti-slavery legislation leading to the TVPA and explain why coercion can be hard to prove. JJ also talks about Colorado House Bill 1072

Psychological Abuse is Inherent to Human Trafficking

Nonphysical abuse through psychological and emotional means is an integral component of trafficking and slave-like practices. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss Seth’s unpublished paper on the topic that ties together psychological coercive methods used in trafficking, torture, and domestic abuse. The loss of control and identity that can