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dc.contributor.authorMorel, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-23T17:26:21Z
dc.date.available2021-03-23T17:26:21Z
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623924
dc.descriptionRecord is embargoed until 12/31/2022en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to focus on proactive measures to combat human sex trafficking (HST) in the greater Augusta Judicial Circuit which consists of, Burke, Columbia, and Richmond Counties. Since ancient times, slavery, kidnapping, coercing, and forcing individuals to perform sexual acts for monetary profit has been a major threat to human rights across the world (Kiener, 2012). Although police have become better equipped to handle this crime, it remains one of the most difficult crimes to successfully tackle. This is especially true as previous literature suggest a relationship between an increase in HST crimes during big sporting events (Hayes, 2010; Bowersox, 2016). Studies like these are important because this type of crime is both prevalent and domestic. In the United States alone, 7,859 cases were recorded for sex trafficking in 2018 (NHTH, 2019). While there has been a significant increase in the attention to HST through new policies, education systems, and training, it is evident that more needs to happen. The goal of this thesis is to understand existing approaches to address HST in the Augusta Circuit and address any unique factors in the area, such as the Masters Tournament.en_US
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dc.publisherAugusta Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en_US
dc.subjecthuman sex trafficking; Augusta Judicial Circuiten_US
dc.titleHuman Sex Trafficking in the Augusta Judicial Circuiten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.description.advisorunknown
dc.description.embargo2022-12-31


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