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   Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking:
Collecting Data from Official Sources

April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

~This was an online event.~

The discussion was moderated by Amy Farrell, Ph.D. (slides), Assistant Professor, College of Criminal Justice and Associate Director, Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University. The panel (bios) featured:

  • Duren Banks (slides) - Chief, Prosecution and Adjudication Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice
    Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Fabrizio Sarrica (slides) - Research Expert, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Elzbieta Gozdziak, Ph.D. (slides) - Director of Research, Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University
  • Neil Weiner, Ph.D. (slides) - Director, Research Department, Vera Institute of Justice

Recording - View the full archived multimedia presenation of this event.

Resources - Links to resources related to this event.

Polls - See the results of various audience polls (these numbers reflect informal polls of our audience, and are not intended for use as scientific data).

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Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing human rights crises of modern time. Scholars and practitioners continue to analyze and dissect this issue as research develops. Since human trafficking is linked to underground networks of organized crime and corruption, it remains a complex subject to study.

As awareness of this crisis continues to rise and new projects and initiatives develop, evolved systems of data collection and information exchange have emerged through coordination and cooperation between researchers and local non-governmental organizations on the frontlines.

Collaboration on these systems is still a work in progress, but tremendous gains in the field have been made. Scholars and practitioners can now rely on more advanced data to drive focused research and design interventions.

This online conference, sponsored by the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking and the Government Innovators Network, focused on best practices to collect data from official sources and provided resources on past and current systems.

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