Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An applied anthropological approach to human trafficking prevention: "I am not for sale"
by Bellenger, Morgan Alexandra, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 97; 10196520
Abstract (Summary)

Human trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of people for sex or labor through “force, fraud, or coercion.” My research consists of an evaluation of three prevention and awareness-raising human trafficking presentations on a Southern California university campus for students’ retention and use of information. Using surveys, interviews, and participant-observation, I found that following the presentations, students had a more prescribed definition and identification of human trafficking. Additionally, students are likely to identify the most visible warning signs of human trafficking. Their understanding of human trafficking may have some correlation with choice of major (i.e., science-oriented majors are less likely to understand human trafficking in depth than are students with majors in business and the humanities). I recommend providing “tangible takeaways” to aid with recall of resources. Working more with students, especially those with science-related majors, to identify less visible warning signs of human trafficking is also recommended.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: LeMaster, Barbara
Commitee: Loewe, Ronald, Stevenson, Judith
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Higher education
Keywords: Human trafficking, Labor trafficking, Prevention, Program evaluation, Sex trafficking, Structural violence
Publication Number: 10196520
ISBN: 978-1-369-39353-8
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