Human Trafficking Course Description - LAWN1754

3 Credits

This course examines the challenges to combating human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar criminal industry in the United States. Topics include both sex and labor trafficking and New York’s specialized Human Trafficking Courts. Insight as to the roles of these Courts and the efforts undertaken to provide meaningful assistance and alternatives to “The Life” will be discussed. Guest speakers from the Courts and law enforcement, attorneys and treatment providers will visit during the semester. Students may observe the Suffolk County Human Trafficking Court and meet with the presiding judge, attorneys and advocates. This class may fulfill the Advanced Writing Requirement and is taught by the former presiding judge of Suffolk County’s Human Trafficking Court.

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