Sex Trafficking: Addressing a Global Issue in our Backyard
Presented by the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Date & Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy presents its fall symposium on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law's downtown Minneapolis campus. The topic is, "Sex Trafficking: Addressing a Global Issue in our Backyard."
This symposium examines the legal issues surrounding sex trafficking with a focus on Minnesota. The symposium looks at the various aspects of sex trafficking and how the issue and victims are treated by our legal system, including prevention, intervention and rehabilitation. The symposium further examines how the legal system has prevented sex trafficking and where it has failed to do so and what is needed to make it more effective. It also examines the legal and ethical implications of the children involved in these heinous crimes. Lastly, the symposium looks at how all of this — how sex trafficking in Minnesota — relates to and fits with the issue in a global context. Since sex trafficking and the victims of sex trafficking are often brought here from abroad, it is necessary to examine the issue on a global scale. The symposium will look at the presence of international sex trafficking criminal organizations in Minnesota and what is needed to prosecute them. It will also look at the issue of sex tourism and Minnesotans going abroad to commit these crimes.
Speakers include Judge Jamie Cork, Rep. Dave Pinto, Dr. Lauren Martin, Linda Miller and Andrew Luger.