Course Details

Human Trafficking

This seminar will explore the legal and policy issues raised by human trafficking. Topics will include: labor trafficking; sex trafficking of minors; sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion; state, federal, and international responses; remedies and services for human trafficking victims and survivors; and corporate accountability. The course will begin by focusing on the history, legal definitions and framework of human trafficking and an overview of state and federal laws passed to address human trafficking offenses. The Trafficking Victim¿s Protection Act and its reauthorizations will be covered. We will closely cover the federal statutes and case law that interprets those statutes, including several in-depth case studies. We will spend substantial time studying the legal and practical challenges of working with human trafficking victims and survivors. We will conclude by learning the importance of collaboration and public awareness in the fight against human trafficking. There will be specialized guest speakers during the seminar who will broaden our understanding of different aspects and challenges of combatting human trafficking. Our primary source will be a casebook: BRIDGETTE CARR, ET AL, HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW AND POLICY (2014), which will be supplemented with additional materials as listed in the syllabus, and other materials provided throughout the course. Evaluation Method: Grading in the course will be based on classroom participation (25%) and a research paper of the student¿s own choosing, approved by the instructor in advance, that critically examines a human trafficking topic related to class (75%). Class Materials:BRIDGETTE CARR, ET AL, HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW AND POLICY (2014). Print ISBN: 9781422489031. ebook ISBN: 9780327179702.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 735


Course History

Fall 2015
Title: Human Trafficking
Faculty: Nasser, Michelle Diane
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 18     Actual: 14