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Following up from last year’s presentation on Breaking Down Choice: Pathways into Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation, this presentation will focus on deconstructing tactics utilized by traffickers to lure, groom, and turn out vulnerable individuals into the commercial sex industry. Tactics covered will not only include methods of recruitment (online exploitation, the Romeo pimp, etc) but also, the societal factors that make marginalized populations higher at risk for being exposed to traffickers (ie-foster youth). A deeper look into the tactics used to recruit individuals into the sex trafficking industry will also allow attendees to better understand the impact and long lasting effect trauma bonds have on the victim, which will further shed light on the process of exiting “the life”.

Through case studies and an examination of trafficker tactics, attendees will have a stronger understanding of how to better serve their clients, discuss preventive strategies with their communities, and be able to conceptualize pimp tactics and the impact of trauma bonds within the broader context of the sexual violence spectrum.