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Trick Roll Study: Forced Criminality in Sex Trafficking Situations

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dc.contributor.author Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique
dc.contributor.author Green, Elynne
dc.contributor.author Buist, Kristine
dc.contributor.author Dirks, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Walters, James
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, James
dc.contributor.author Bracy, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Lul, Bandak
dc.contributor.author Byun, Jiwon
dc.contributor.author Duffield, Veronica
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T16:57:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T16:57:51Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique et al. (2020). Trick Roll Study: Forced Criminality in Sex Trafficking Situations. Arizona State University, 14 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://socialwork.asu.edu/sites/default/files/stir/asu_lvmpd_amber_alert_trick_roll_report_january_2020-reduced.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2186
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract "Criminal records of sex trafficking victims are known barriers to exiting sex trafficking situations. The link between committing crime while being a victim of sex trafficking, forced criminality, has received little research attention. One aspect of forced criminality in sex trafficking situations includes ‘trick rolls’ which are the robberies of sex buyers. With the purpose of exploring forced criminality, this study examined 467 trick roll cases which are robberies conducted in a prostitution situation perpetrated by the sex seller, during one year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Using crime databases and working knowledge of the LVMPD Vice and Sex Trafficking In-vestigations Unit, 36 percent of the identified suspects in the trick roll cases were found to be known victims of sex trafficking. Trick roll cases involving sex trafficking victims were found to be more likely to involve multiple suspects (including their sex trafficker), begin at a bar/club or casino floor, involve the theft of more valuable items, more likely involve a weapon, and more likely to involve the injury of the sex buyer. A total of $4.4 million worth of money and goods were stolen in the 467 trick rolls. An average of $9,497 per trickroll was stolen. Implications for criminal record expungement or limited liability as well as law enforcement initiating a victim-centered focus for property crimes are discussed." (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Arizona State University en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Case Files en_US
dc.subject Administrative Data en_US
dc.subject Theft en_US
dc.subject Property Crime en_US
dc.subject Sex Work en_US
dc.subject Commercial Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Sex Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Criminal History en_US
dc.title Trick Roll Study: Forced Criminality in Sex Trafficking Situations en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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