Univ. of Md. students, county officials discuss combatting human trafficking

Conversations to improve local policy continue as Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force convenes

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:05 am

By Holly Cuozzo

In light of reported difficulties in collecting data about local human-trafficking incidents, county and state officials and students at this university are taking steps to address that problem.

One of the biggest roadblocks in raising support and funds to serve victims and stop perpetrators of human trafficking is a lack of consistency in the data retrieved, said Christine White, a criminology and criminal justice professor at this university and a member of the Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force...