This journal publication is authored by 4 of our MSW campus students graduating in 2019. They wrote this for the SW:582 class and it was recently accepted in this journal: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crsw/vol9/iss1/13/
Sex Trafficking and Rural Communities: A Review of the Literature
Ruby Aguirre, Humboldt State University
Katelyn Harris, Humboldt State University
Molly Rose Hilgenberg, Humboldt State University
Melody Soper, Humboldt State University
Pamela H. Bowers, Humboldt State University
Abstract - Sex trafficking is a pervasive threat across the globe and all fifty states of the United States, especially for underage female youth. However, there is a dearth of literature and awareness in domestic rural areas. Sex trafficking is a form of human trafficking that threatens all communities, including rural areas. This extended literature review looks closely at recent studies, and the grey literature to garner a better understanding of the implications for rural social work practice. The review concludes with recommendations and implications for future research, policy, and practice.