Updates to Book Content

The Essential Abolitionist: What you need to know about human trafficking & modern slavery contains almost 60 citations related to the book’s content, or where readers can find additional information. But new research and materials become available on a regular basis. Here you will find links related content, or to topics addressed in The Essential Abolitionist.

June 2016: 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

June 2016: Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade offers a new estimate on the number of youth involved in the sex trade within the United States. It offers a strikingly different estimate than is often quoted and promoted within the anti-trafficking community. As pointed out in The Essential Abolitionist, all estimates are only that; estimates. The best data is that collected within a community by those agencies directly involved in serving victims, and investigating and prosecuting traffickers.