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Two Penn State researchers contribute to fight against human trafficking

Feb 8, 2021

Two Penn State researchers are contributing to the fight against human trafficking, acting as leaders and speakers at the First Annual Regional Human Trafficking Summit For Advocates Against Human Trafficking, taking place on Feb. 9-10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of…

Report offers recommendations for protecting children from trafficking, abuse

Mar 13, 2020

Penn State faculty with expertise in public health, nursing, sociology and criminology are working to better protect children from trafficking and sexual abuse. The researchers said they hope that by gaining a better understanding of the complexities of human trafficking and commercial sexual…

New project to identify risk factors for sexual exploitation of children

Feb 1, 2018

Sex trafficking is one of the world’s most prevalent and profitable criminal enterprises, with over 100,000 annual cases involving children under the age of 18 in the U.S. each year. However, the number of these cases are vastly under reported, especially in rural areas. A new project being…