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Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Valerie
dc.contributor.author Kulig, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Sullivan, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-13T19:06:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-13T19:06:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Anderson, Valerie; Kulig, Teresa; Sullivan, Christopher. (2019). Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio. University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice, 41 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://humantrafficking.ohio.gov/links/Ohio_Human_Trafficking_Prevalence_Study_Full_Report.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1659
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Due to inconsistencies and the sometimes-questionable methods in which [human trafficking] estimates are obtained, some scholars have recommended avoiding using any existing prevalence estimates to quantify the problem—at least in reference to sex trafficking of minors (Finkelhor, Vaquerano, & Stranski, 2017). However, as awareness in this area has increased, there has been a movement to gather more empirical data to inform our knowledge base. Thus, the current study seeks to extend prior research to estimate the prevalence of minors and young adults who are known victims and at-risk for trafficking in Ohio....This study seeks to calculate more precise estimates of known victims and at-risk individuals who are minors or young adults. To extend prior literature, the current study focused on integrating existing agency records and reports of human trafficking events. The use and integration of state and local data is a first step in calculating more precise estimates of known victims and at-risk individuals who are vulnerable to trafficking in Ohio.To that end, we consider the typology of different data sources to contextualize these prevalence estimates. This report outlines our study findings including (1) the type of information available to measure human trafficking in Ohio, (2) estimates of known human trafficking victims and at-risk individuals in Ohio, (3) lessons learned regarding current capabilities and capacities to estimate human trafficking victimization, and (4) recommendations for future prevalence research, intervention efforts,and policy considerations. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Trafficking in Persons en_US
dc.subject Human Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Labor Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Sex Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Forced Labor en_US
dc.subject Commercial Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Child Trafficking and Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Administrative Data en_US
dc.subject Data Sources en_US
dc.subject Data Quality en_US
dc.subject Agency Records en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Child Welfare en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Courts en_US
dc.subject Juvenile Justice en_US
dc.subject Demographics en_US
dc.subject Justice-involved en_US
dc.title Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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