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Annotated Bibliography Reflections

After reading serval different academic articles and case studies on human trafficking for an annotated bibliography, I noticed a patterned in the recommendations that were offered on the adjudication of human trafficking cases. One of the most common recommendation in the articles was that there needs to be more training of law enforcement officers and others who work in the criminal justice fields. The lack of training is one of the causes that hinders human trafficking cases from being investigated. When the Trafficking Victim and Prevention Act (TVPA) was passed in 2000, legislators were made aware of the human trafficking problem. They heard stories from victims and statistics on human trafficking and criminalized it. After the TVPA was created there was a still a disconnect between data from law enforcement and victims services organizations due to lack of training. If law enforcement officers received training on how to properly handle cases, then maybe we might see an increase