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Accession Number PB2014-103341
Title Indicators of Labor Trafficking Among North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers.
Publication Date Nov 2013
Media Count 147p
Personal Author K. Barrick P. K. Lattimore S. X. Zhang W. Pitts
Abstract Human trafficking is a hidden problem of unknown numbers and unsubstantiated estimates. Among known trafficking cases, nearly 80% have been sex trafficking. However, it is suspected that labor trafficking is underidentified (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2009). The purpose of the current study is to investigate potential correlates of labor trafficking in an effort to identify indicators of labor trafficking that could be used by state and local law enforcement as signals that labor trafficking may be taking place in their communities. The study sought to achieve two goals: (1) document the characteristics and indicators of labor trafficking, including component crimes, collateral crimes, and other community impacts; and (2) provide law enforcement with actionable knowledge to help identify labor trafficking. We used the rapid appraisal method (RAM), an applied ethnographic method characterized by collecting data from multiple sources to triangulate findings. The data collection strategies included stakeholder interviews, a farmworker survey, and secondary community data (demographics, labor, and crime).
Keywords Communities
Forced labor
Human trafficking
Law enforcement
Migrant workers
North Carolina
Rapid Appraisal Method(RAM)

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92E - International Relations
92C - Social Concerns
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
98B - Agricultural Economics
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
Corporate Author RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number NCJ-2009-IJ-CX-0045

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