Policing Sex Trafficking in the ‘Virtual Red-Light District’: A Research Note

L’Hoiry, Xavier, Moretti, Alessandro and Antonopoulos, Georgios (2022) Policing Sex Trafficking in the ‘Virtual Red-Light District’: A Research Note. Social Sciences, 11 (8). p. 319. ISSN 2076-0760

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Working alongside a police force in the United Kingdom, the study briefly presented in this note, sought to create an analytical tool (the Sexual Trafficking Identification Matrix—STIM) with which policing actors could distinguish between Adult Services Website (ASW) profiles posted by independent sex workers and profiles created by traffickers. Distinguishing between these will potentially allow law enforcement agencies to prioritise their investigatory efforts more efficiently.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human trafficking, organised crime, sex work, policing
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 10:23
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49595

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