Identify and understand the problem and root causes.
We must be able to identify and understand the problem and root causes to disrupt the business models of trafficking in our communities.
We developed Mapping Exploitation with Michigan in mind. It meets the licensing standards for all Michigan professionals required to receive anti-trafficking education.
We utilize case studies based on actual Michigan Human Trafficking cases. Every chapter of the story includes expert testimony and access to evidence-based resources.
POLARIS TYPOLOGIES OF MODERN SLAVERY
Human Trafficking has over 25 different business models or typologies, so there’s a lot to understand.
LEGAL DEFINITION – PROFESSOR BRIDGETTE CARR / EXPERT ADVISOR
When we think about how someone might be compelled into work, or trafficked, we should first understand the legal framework that constitutes Human Trafficking… and that is force, or fraud, or coercion.
If it’s Human Trafficking, it only needs to be one of those three. For instance, with coercion, it’s enough to see that someone is psychologically manipulated or simply offered drugs as a way to coerce compliance.
Physical restraint, physical harm, sexual assault, and beatings. Monitoring and confinement is often used to control victims, especially during early stages of victimization to break down the victim’s resistance.
False promises regarding employment, wages, working conditions, love, marriage, or better life. Over time, there may be unexpected changes in work conditions, compensation or debt agreements, or nature of relationship.
Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person, psychological manipulation, document confiscation, shame, and fear-inducing threats to share information or pictures with others or report to authorities.