Publications

Welcome to the HTS Publications Database, you can read more about HTS’s original publications and research guides here.

Original Publications

Organ Trafficking: How Structural Inequality Leads to Individual Exploitation

Introduction “They took my passport and clothes…Then they drugged me. When I was awake, I found myself alone. I was …

Trafficking Victims Protection Act Reauthorization Summary

In 2000, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the first legislation of its kind. Originally passed with the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, alongside other miscellaneous provisions casting protections on women who are susceptible to abuse and men, women, and children who are trafficking victims, the TVPA has been reauthorized five times. This is a summary of all the reauthorizations.

TVPA Compilation of Reauthorizations 2000-2018

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) was initially passed in 2000 and is the U.S. legal framework for combating human trafficking both domestically and internationally. Since then, it has been reauthorized five times. This document consolidates the changes of the various reauthorizations to the TVPA.

Tourism and Human Trafficking: A Mapping of Sex Trafficking & Labor Trafficking in the Tourism Sector

Over the past several decades, travel and tourism have become both more accessible and cheaper for people. Until the Covid-19 …
Prison Education Policy Brief

Prison Education Policy Brief

People with a criminal record face substantial barriers to fair employment both while in prison and after release. Given that …
Student Toolkit: How to Tackle Prison Labor on Your Campus

Student Toolkit: How to Tackle Prison Labor on Your Campus

Public universities are much more likely to buy goods made by incarcerated people because they can (and are sometimes required …

An Unholy Alliance: The Connection between Foster Care and Human Trafficking

It is general knowledge within the anti-trafficking community that children facing abuse, neglect and parental substance abuse are at the …
labor exploitation in private prisons

Institutional Maintenance in Private Prisons: A Case of Labor Exploitation

Within the debate of penal labor, one commonly ignored aspect is the use of labor in contract facilities, also known …
assisting survivors of human trafficking

Assisting Survivors of Human Trafficking: Multicultural Case Studies

This book uses fictional case vignettes  based on true stories and on real dilemmas faced in the field. They highlight …

Glossary and Definitions

A glossary of terms related to human trafficking and modern-day slavery and their definitions. Compiled by Human Trafficking Search.   …

Toolkits

Cultural Considerations in Assisting Survivors of Human Trafficking: A Free E-Course

This week, Human Trafficking Search is pleased to launch a free, interactive, web-based course on cultural considerations when assisting survivors …

The Transportation Industry’s Human Trafficking Prevention Toolkit

The Transportation Industry's Human Trafficking Prevention ToolkitEDUCATIONAL TRAINING COURSES & VIDEOSTraining: three videos providing dramatized scenarios to learn to spot ...

Healthcare and Human Trafficking Toolkit

Healthcare and Human Trafficking ToolkitINTRODUCTION Human trafficking victims are seen by healthcare providers, but the research shows that they are unlikely to ...

The Educator’s Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Toolkit

The Educator's Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Toolkit This toolkit is a resource for educators who are interested in including ...

The Hospitality Industry and Human Trafficking Toolkit

The Hospitality Industry's Human Trafficking Prevention ToolkitUNDERSTANDING THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY’S ROLE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKINGBest Practice Guidance for Franchising: (Safeguards to ...

Research Guides

Ukraine Research Guide: War with Russia

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in gaining a foundational understanding of human …

Middle East Research Guide

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …

East Asia Research Guide

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …

European Research Guide: Update Coming Soon

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …

North America Research Guide: Update Coming Soon

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …

South and Southeast Asia Research Guide: Update Coming Soon

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …

North Africa Research Guide: Update Coming Soon

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …

Sub-Saharan Africa Research Guide: Update Coming Soon

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in conducting preliminary research on the region. …