Title

Human trafficking in Hawai‘i: Special challenges in rural areas

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

The Community Psychologist

Abstract

Over the past decade human trafficking has been gaining public attention and spurring local, state, and federal government responses. As a community psychology graduate student at the University of Hawai`i, I decided that a contextually-grounded exploration of human trafficking in Hawai`i would be important for understanding how to better address the issue in a specific place and time. The State of Hawai`i is an ideal place to explore issues of human trafficking as it has had several high profile trafficking cases in recent years (Lin, 2011; Mori, 2012) and previously had established an anti-human trafficking coalition with members located primarily in the metropolitan center of Honolulu.

Comments

Acknowledgements – Funding provided by University of Hawai`i Department of Psychology Gartley Award

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