Criminal Intelligence Analyst Texas Department of Public Safety
Sex trafficking is perceived as a fluid crime with ever-changing methodologies utilized by traffickers and victims. The increased use of social media platforms and easy access to the Internet have created expanding opportunities for recruitment and advertising, as well as more simplified financial transaction methods. This presentation will teach attendees how to identify current sex trafficking trends and anticipate new ones. Additionally, this presentation will include topics surrounding peer-to peer on and offline recruitment methods, how to decipher emojis, current terminology used in sex trafficking, financial method tactics and deterrence methods to avoid law enforcement detection. Attendees will leave this presentation with a developed understanding of how to identify new sex trafficking trends, and a recognition of current tactics and technologies utilized by traffickers and victims.
Upon completion, participants will be able to interpret and analyze new findings in order to determine if it is a possible human trafficking trend.
Upon completion, participants will be able to identify continuing examples of current human trafficking trends.
Upon completion, participants will be able to distinguish trend changes in human trafficking activity base on external impact, such as COVID-19 impact, major commercial sex website shutdown impacts, and more.