LSCJ 5283-101 – Human Trafficking and Prostitution
Why is it cool?
Human Trafficking, a modern form of slavery, has emerged as a significant global problem, as has prostitution.
The Human Trafficking and Prostitution course is an in-depth survey of human trafficking and prostitution, focusing on select countries around the world, including the United States. Students will unpack the international debate on trafficking and prostitution by examining the intersections of contemporary social issues, gender bias, poverty, social hierarchies and culture that perpetuate human trafficking.
Throughout the course, students will critique mainstream trafficking frameworks, which often have unintended consequences resulting in the re-victimization of vulnerable people. Students will also explore feminist debates on sex work and competing policy approaches to regulating sex work, with particular emphasis on the problems associated with attempting to end trafficking by resorting to punitive anti-sex work laws.