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Robert Wilson The Signs of Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement As one of the first contacts a trafficked person may have, it is important for members of law enforcement to recognize and understand the signs of human trafficking. Whether it may be a domestic dispute, immigration concern, or a variety of other victim or concerned citizen complaints, officers should have an understanding of how human trafficking can present itself with the hopes that recognition can stop this business. Victoria Brunkel Child Trafficking in the United States The United States today is a top spot for children to be trafficked. There has been a case seen in all 50 states. Children can be used for forced sex and labor. To stop children from being trafficked there are many steps to take. Some steps are: raising awareness and encouraging people to report at-risk children. Kristin Tisdale How Can Health Professionals Identify Victims of Human Trafficking? Some of the first people who may have contact with a victim of human trafficking in the United States are health professionals. This infographic public service announcement highlights the signs that nurses, doctors, and other professionals should look for when providing health services to the public. Abigail Kennedy Police and Prostitution The goal of the presentation is to inform both current and future law enforcement officers about the developing trends regarding the treatment of Johns by the criminal justice system. It also examines the new methodology of the Phoenix Police Department of treating pimps as human traffickers of their prostitutes. There is also a brief examination of the trauma endured by prostitutes as well as how they are trafficked. Jenna Trythall Should Kleptomania Play a Role in Shoplifting Sentencing Kleptomania is defined as the inability to refrain from the urge to steal items for reasons other than personal use or financial gain. My research project focuses on whether or not kleptomania should play a role in sentencing guidelines for shoplifters. The goal of this research is to provide those in the field of loss prevention with a potential alternative for sentencing that is focused on avoiding recidivism for shoplifters who need an approach more focused on mental health advocacy rather than punishment. 10