Characterizing sex trafficking in Pennsylvania for law enforcement

Nicklaus A. Giacobe, Jesse B. Altmire, Andrea E. Forster, Addie C. Jackson, Erik W. Raibick, James A. Reep, Rebecca Y. Tsang, Peter K. Forster

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Abstract

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that involves force, fraud, and coercion against individuals either into forced labor or to perform sexual acts, with sex slavery receiving significant attention over the past number of years. Human trafficking has been categorized as the third most profitable crime behind the drug and arms trades [1]. Our small research team of mostly undergraduate students is developing methodologies for law enforcement to examine sex trafficking in Pennsylvania. The goal is to define methods and tools to mine open source information that are effective at providing actionable intelligence to actively contribute to the understanding, characterization and ultimately to combat sex trafficking in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007707
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2016
Event2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2016 - Waltham, United States
Duration: May 10 2016May 11 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWaltham
Period5/10/165/11/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Law

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    Giacobe, N. A., Altmire, J. B., Forster, A. E., Jackson, A. C., Raibick, E. W., Reep, J. A., Tsang, R. Y., & Forster, P. K. (2016). Characterizing sex trafficking in Pennsylvania for law enforcement. In 2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2016 [7568914] (2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2016.7568914