Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

Developed over the last seven years by the Vera Institute of Justice in collaboration with 11 victim service organizations in California, Colorado, New York, Texas and Washington, this NIJ-funded tool has been validated with a diverse sample of potential victims of trafficking and found reliable in predicting labor and sex trafficking.

The researchers have created a long and short version of the tool for victim service providers and other professionals to use in identifying victims of human trafficking. Vera has also developed a guide to provide users with recommendations on how to build trust with potential victims, maintain confidentiality, and use the tool correctly.

Learn more about the tool here.

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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals.