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Title:Information communication technology in the fight against sexual human trafficking
Author(s):Westbrook, Lynn
Subject(s):Social media
Nonprofit
Women
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Abstract:Information communication technology continues to extend the reach of sexual human traffickers. Interactive dark web sites provide victim photographs to facilitate “shopping” on a global level. Commercial payment and delivery processes remain carefully hidden from international and national law enforcement. While law enforcement is frequently stymied, social service agencies have begun to use internet affordances as their primary tool for making progress at a community level. This study is the first to examine that technological approach to mitigation by analyzing the services and priorities of social service agencies. Content analysis of the web sites of five major U.S. anti-tracking coalitions indicates that there are two top priorities: support for the general public’s education and for varying forms of social activism.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Westbrook, L. (2017). Information Communication Technology in the Fight Against Sexual Human Trafficking. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 568-576). https://doi.org/10.9776/17231
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96768
DOI:https://doi.org/10.9776/17231
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Lynn Westbrook
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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