Document Type

Article

Disciplines

American Politics | Criminal Law | Criminology | Human Rights Law | Inequality and Stratification | International Law | International Relations | Other International and Area Studies | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Public Administration | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy | Sexuality and the Law | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Policy

Comments

Publication forthcoming: Liberty University Law Review

Abstract

This article delves into the interaction between federal and state laws prohibiting human trafficking. The article advocates for comprehensive human trafficking laws at the state level, including police training, victim aftercare, forfeiture, and prosecution as essential elements. It looks comprehensively at the existing state laws prohibiting human trafficking. Additionally it examines the five existing models for state law and suggests benefits and potential improvements for each model. The article concludes y advocating a holistic law prohibiting human trafficking in the Commonwealth of Virginia.