Library for Policy Advocates

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010

D. Banks, T. Kyckelhahn — April 2011

Describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. Additional Relevant Lins:

Freedom Network USA

Child Trafficking for Labor in the U.S.

September 2012

Discussing: (1) What is child labor trafficking; (2) How are children trafficked for their labor; (3) Challenging to identifying/serving child labor trafficking survivors; (4) Recommendations.

Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, Vol. 2: Iss. 1

Children at Risk


Collection of, links to, articles on human trafficking, including topics on: (1) Awareness, data, policy; (2) Assessing needs, vulnerabilities, survivorship of victims and their children; (3) Runaway and throwaway youth; (4) Sex trafficking of minors; (5) Sex tourism on the Southern Border; (6) Role of health care providers; (7) Resources.

The Code

Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism

The Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) is an instrument of self-regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility, which aims to provide increased protection to children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. It is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and requires commitment from all levels of the signatory company’s business. Almost 1000 companies have signed The Code across the globe. The initiative, which started as a project of ECPAT International, has been endorsed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and many national governments.

International Labour Organization

Combating Forced Labour: A Handbook for Employers and Business

October 22, 1998

Provides practical tools and guidance to enable businesses to identify and prevent situations of forced labor, including guidance on preventive/remedial actions, good practices in combating forced labor, and links to other resources.

McGeorge Law Review

Combating Human Trafficking by Enhancing Awareness Through Public Postings

S. Dyle — 2013

“[R]equiring certain businesses and establishments to conspicuously post a human trafficking notice may raise awareness and educate individuals on the warning signs of human trafficking. These notices will bring awareness to the general public and, in turn, that awareness will lead to more tips to law enforcement. A public posting, informing both victims and the general public that human trafficking is a crime, victims have rights, and there are non-governmental organizations willing to assist victims, is a significant step in combating human trafficking.”

Citation: 44 McGeorge L. Rev. 583 (2013)

U.S. Department of Defense

Combating Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in Persons is a leading source of profits for organized crime, together with drugs and guns, generating billions in profits. Defines Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Child Soldiering.