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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

More than “Modern Day Slavery”: Stakeholder Perspectives and Policy on Human Trafficking in Florida
by Dickey, Nathaniel, M.A., University of South Florida, 2011, 165; 1497417
Abstract (Summary)

In recent years, Florida has acquired a reputation as fertile ground for human trafficking. On the heels of state and federal anti-human trafficking legislation, a host of organizations have risen to provide a range of services. In this thesis, I discuss findings from 26 interviews conducted with law enforcement, service providers, legal representatives and trafficked persons to contextualize the variability in the way anti-trafficking work is conceptualized by stakeholders across the state. Additionally, I explore how conflicting organizational policies on the local, state, and federal levels impact stakeholder collaboration and complicate trafficked persons’ attempts to navigate already complex processes of social/health services and documentation. Lastly, I provide policy recommendations that attempt to address the major issues associated with anti-trafficking work identified through the analysis of participant interviews.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Castaneda, Heide
Commitee: Corvin, Jaime, Greenbaum, Susan
School: University of South Florida
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Public policy
Keywords: Federal/state policy, Health care access, Human trafficking, Immigration, Migrant health, Service provision
Publication Number: 1497417
ISBN: 978-1-124-80770-6
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