University of South Florida

Department of Criminology

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

USF Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab

USF Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab
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What We Do

As faculty and students of the leading research university in the Tampa Bay region, we dedicate our skills and knowledge toward the goal of eradicating human trafficking in our own communities and beyond through:

knowledge building Knowledge Building. Conduct innovative and interdisciplinary research to address knowledge gaps which currently exist and impede advances in human trafficking prevention and intervention.
spreading knowledge Spreading Knowledge. Share effective solutions to human trafficking by addressing this complex violation of human rights and societal norms from an interdisciplinary approach that merges criminological, victim-centered, social welfare, mental health, and social justice perspectives.
resourcing Resourcing. Provide critical resources to the Tampa Bay community and key stakeholders through the establishment of a data depository for use by human trafficking researchers.