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dc.contributor.advisorUrban, Lynn S.
dc.contributor.advisorEtter, Gregg W.
dc.contributor.advisorReddington, Fran
dc.contributor.advisorEmbry, Randa
dc.contributor.authorSheldon, Natasha R.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 77-81)en_US
dc.description.abstractSince the 1990s, research and Federal policies to address human trafficking have accumulated throughout the years. A problem remains, however, in the measures local law enforcement use to address the issue. Previous research has shown that United States local law enforcement do not have an efficient level of preparedness to address the issue. Another study focused on Kansas local law enforcement and if they are currently prepared to address human trafficking. This thesis, based off the previous research, used survey and interview techniques on municipal police department and sheriff office administrators to examine if Missouri local law enforcement have an efficient amount of preparedness to address human trafficking. Based on various quantitative tests and qualitative analyses, the researcher concluded these law enforcement offices are aware of the issue, yet not properly trained to address the issue, unlike the previous research, which showed law enforcement offices lacking both awareness and training.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (ix, 91 pages) : tablesen_US
dc.subjectThesis -- Human trafficking -- Prevention -- Missouri.
dc.subject.lcshHuman trafficking.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHuman trafficking -- Prevention -- Missouri.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLaw enforcement -- Missouri.en_US
dc.titleHuman Trafficking: A Comparison of Missouri Local Law Enforcement Preparedness Methodsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Justiceen_US of Central Missourien_US

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