This is designed to give Human Trafficking Investigators an understanding of psychological effects of Human Trafficking, so more Victim Centered-Offender Focused Investigations occur, ensuring the victims needs are met, and aiming to conduct investigations and prosecutions of offenders without victim cooperation. Topics discussed will be stages of victimization, causes of victimization, trauma in the brain, learned helplessness, and how to approach these investigations with the best interest of the victim's overall well-being being considered. Then shifting their investigations from the victim, to the offender to ensure the victim is not even necessary for investigative and purposes of prosecution. In addition, we will discuss how to conduct these operations using minimal funding, and manpower.
Human Trafficking operations have been historically conducted using a “VICE” styled approaches, with historically low success. In this training we will discuss methods used to conduct investigations that are centered around traffickers, and do not require victim cooperation. We will also discuss necessity in partnering with NGO’s at the time of our operations, in order to provide the best victim outcomes possible.