Fact Sheets & Research

Below you will find a wealth of information about human trafficking. Please be advised that some research contains graphic information. Please check back often as we will continue to add resources.

Aftercare and Evidenced-based Practices

Case Management and the Victim of Human Trafficking - HHS study

Fact Sheets

Domestic Trafficking and Prostitution in the United States - Donna Hughes

Race and Prostitution in the United States - Donna Hughes

Human Trafficking Online: The Role of Social Networking Sites and Online Classifieds (2011)

Addressing Misconceptions: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children  - CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation)

Addressing Misconceptions: Pimps and Traffickers - CAASE

Know the Facts: Human Trafficking - CAASE

Know the Facts: Gangs and Trafficking - CAASE

Sex Trafficking -

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the United States, Donna Hughes October 2003

 Sex Trafficking of Women in the United States, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, March 2001 (Co-authors: Janice Raymond and Carol Gomez) 

Bad for the Body, Bad for the Soul - by Melissa Farley

Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Children from Mexico to the United States, Laura Zarate, Marisa B. Ugarte, Melissa Farley (2003)

Labor Trafficking -

Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County - Sheldon X. Zhang, Ph.D. 

Forced Labor and Human Trafficking: Estimating the Profits - Patrick Belser

Demand -

Further Insights from “Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution”:
Men Who Purchase Sex: Pornography Consumption, Sexual Abuse History and Perceptions of Prostituted Women

A Survey of Men’s Understanding of the Sex Trade Industry by CAASE Intern Kendra Harding

Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex by Melissa Farley et al

Best Practices to Address the Demand Side of Sex Trafficking by Donna Hughes

Technology & Trafficking -

The Rise of Mobile and the Diffusion of Technology-Facilitated Trafficking (2012) 

Human Trafficking Online: The Role of Social Networking Sites and Online Classifieds (2011) 

 "The Use of New Communication and Information Technologies for the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children," Hastings Women's Law Journal, 2002

Craigslist Facts - Coalition Against Trafficking of Women

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children -

What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? by DOJ

Sex Trafficking: Identifying Cases and Victims by NIJ

National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking by the State of Illinois

Current Shelter and Service Response to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking by Shared Hope Int'l

Statutory Responses to Domestic Minor Trafficking Victims by Shared Hope Int'l