Important Successful Sting Operation. This video is a little more than seven minutes long, and it’s a gripping story of how a covert sting operation brought down a global pedophile ring. A friend of mine was part of the effort.
By Mitzi Perdue
This blog post is specifically aimed at healthcare providers, but if that’s not you, chances are you’ll find it important anyway.
Our expert is Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD, FAAFP, FAMWA, Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine
By Mitzi Perdue
Pippa Greenberg, founder of www.nxtmachine.co is an excellent guide. When she isn’t helping Fortune 200 companies make use of massive amounts of data, she uses her information technology skills to help find sex traffickers and help law enforcement prosecute them.
By Mitzi Perdue
Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director of Equality Now, has an interesting take on sex trafficking. Although Harvard-educated, she grew up in Pakistan, and her defining moment came at age 10 when her country’s laws were ‘Islamized.’
She got to see, under the new regime, how women were treated as second-class citizens. The experience was the starting point of her lifelong advocacy for women’s rights.
Book Review, Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice by Andrea Nichols
If you’re looking for a basic book that contains, under one cover, the information you’re most likely to want to know about sex trafficking, this is what you’re looking for. Andrea J. Nichols combines the best academic research with gripping accounts of how sex trafficking plays out in practice.
She’ll lead you through how individuals become trafficked, the various factors that keep them in it, the legal and political ramifications, and most importantly, what individuals can do to about sex trafficking.
If you want to read one of the most inspiring and well-written books possible, get Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now.
Meanwhile, enjoy this exclusive interview with the book’s author, Tim Ballard. He’s the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that works internationally to stop child trafficking.
Have you ever wondered what makes an adult choose to have sex with a child?
From what dark place does that person come? He wants it so badly that he risks getting in trouble with the law; he’s willing to pay the trafficker, and he’s going against some of the strongest social norms in the world.
To take this further, if he gets caught and jailed, he’ll probably end up in solitary or maybe even dead. Hardened criminals and drug dealers despise pedophiles.
Take a trip back to the year 2004 and meet young Mindy Meadows, 14 years old. (By the way, I’m not using her real name. The United States Department of State has asked members of the media not to use the real names of people who’ve been in Mindy’s situation.)
Back to Mindy’s story. Something neat happened to her that fall, or at least she thought it was something neat.
Here’s something you may not have thought about. What happens in the following case?
A woman has managed to escape her trafficker and now wants more than anything else to put her life back together and lead a normal life. However, she has a police record as long as your arm.
Landlords may not want to rent to someone with that kind of record. And who wants to hire her, with felony convictions on her record?