CMRJ401 Human Trafficking (3 semester hours)

This course will provide an in-depth overview of human trafficking. Human trafficking will be explored from domestic and global perspectives. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how human trafficking occurs and how victims are recruited into human trafficking. An in-depth analysis of laws governing human trafficking and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 will be explored. Students will explore the Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report and how countries around the world are evaluated in terms of their efforts against human trafficking based on the Trafficking in Persons Report tier system. A comprehensive analysis of the scope of human trafficking in the United States will be provided along with an analysis of indicators of human trafficking. Human trafficking will be explored on a global scale and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on human trafficking will be explored. Furthermore, the role of gangs and why they have set their targets on human trafficking will be assessed. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the role of law enforcement and other first responders in mitigating human trafficking.