This presentation is designed to give investigators an understanding of the psychological effects of human trafficking, which will cause more victim-centered, offender-focused investigations to occur. The goal is to ensure the victim's needs are met, and learn how to conduct investigations and prosecutions of offenders without victim cooperation. Topics discussed will be the 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 taken into account. Attendees will learn how shifting their investigations from the victim, to the offender, will ensure the victim is not even necessary for purposes of prosecution. Lastly, there will be a discussion on how to conduct these operations using minimal funding and manpower.
Attendees will have an understanding of how trauma affects their investigations
Attendees will gain an understanding of how to build an intelligence based investigation
Attendees will gain an understanding of how to investigate human trafficking without victim cooperation
Attendees will be able to identify the cause of learned helplessness
Attendees will be able to identify technical tools used in HT investigations