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Victimization

  • Repeat Victimization, Polyvictimization 

  • Risk factors for the sexual exploitation of minors

  • Human trafficking victimizations

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Socioecological contexts

  • Spatial and Social Context of Crime, Deviancy, and Victimization 

  • Contextualizing human trafficking  

Police Tapes

Crime Responses

  • Public Concerns about Human Trafficking

  • Policing Human Trafficking 

Featured Publications

Understanding Human Trafficking/Exploitation




Examining the geography of illicit massage businesses hosting commercial sex and sex trafficking in the United States: The role of census tract and city-level factors (2022)

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Identifying online risk markers of hard-to-observe crimes through semi-inductive triangulation: The aase of human trafficking in the United States (2022)

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Understanding factors associated with re-referral of youth for commercial sexual exploitation (2021)

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The impact of childhood abuse on the commercial sexual exploitation of youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2020). 

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Enhancing the identification of commercial sexual exploitation among a population of high-risk youths using predictive regularization models (2020)

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Measuring the nature and prevalence of human trafficking (2020)

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Crime frames and gender differences in the activation of crime concern and crime responses (2020)

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It's your business: The role of the private sector in human trafficking (2019)

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Sex Work (2019)

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Connected to crime: An exploration of the nesting of labour trafficking and exploitation in legitimate markets (2018)

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Labor Trafficking Victimizations: Repeat Victimization and Polyvictimization (2017)

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Estimating the size of hard-to-reach populations using capture-recapture methodology, with a discussion of the International Labour Organization's global estimate of forced labour (2015)

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Extremely wanted: Human trafficking statistics - what to do with the hodgepodge of numbers? (2015) 

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Responding to Human Trafficking/Exploitation




Explaining the use of traditional law enforcement responses to human trafficking concerns in illicit massage businesses (2022)

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Policing labor trafficking in the United States (2020)

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Failing victims? Challenges of the police response to human trafficking (2019)

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Network processes




A dyadic analysis of social network stability before and after incarceration 

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A network approach to examine neighborhood interdependence through the target selection of repeat buyers of commercial sex in the United States

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A network approach to examining co-occurring victimization and perpetration in dating abuse among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents (2022)

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