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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article offers an analysis of American anti-trafficking legislation. It documents the level of American preoccupation with trafficking for sex work by using existing data from the Department of Justice to demonstrate just how current anti-trafficking efforts focus their attention on trafficking for sex work, to the detriment of trafficking into other labor sectors. The author offers a critique of this overemphasis, observing how the expectations of the individuals involved in enforcing anti-trafficking laws influence what kinds of cases they consider to be trafficking cases. The article also offers a few modest interventions that might help reallocate some of the energy dedicated to trafficking for sex work on the equally meritorious, but perhaps less titillating, issue of trafficking into agricultural services.

First Page

501

Last Page

520

Publication Date

6-1-2011

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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