Goltz and Potter's Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach, 2d

West Academic Publishing
Primary Subject
Human Trafficking
Higher Education Coursebook
Publication Date


This enhanced edition of Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach is a substantially expanded compilation of the first edition. It includes several additional components of the response to human trafficking and highlights the key roles performed by investigators, prosecutors, judges, corrections, social services, community and faith-based organizations, criminal justice, healthcare, the hospitality industry, media, and educational institutions—as described by forty-six leaders, practitioners, and experts who are in these roles, at the forefront of the battle. Accordingly, it “takes a village” made up of defined public affairs leadership and action from many sectors to fight human trafficking and recover victims, and this book stretches across several disciplines which are presented, in-depth, throughout fifteen chapters. This book also offers the reality and the “state of” human trafficking to the reader through the riveting testimony of the “lived experience” and voices of five survivors.

Intended for multiple audiences within academia and practitioners in the field by suggesting models and methods, this book can be used to better understand and approach human trafficking holistically and systematically at the community and regional levels. Unlike any other, it is an edited collection of separate conversations and authentic voices in each chapter that describes the approaches and the overarching narratives and themes of the response to human trafficking, reflecting the point of view and experience of the individual authors and contributors—thereby making a strong contribution to the literature in the field. This book is ideal for educators and students, law enforcement, fire rescue, corrections, private security, any first responder, social service and healthcare professionals, judges, court administrators, victim advocates, media personnel, hospitality workers, and anyone desiring to understand the fight against human trafficking in their community.