Data analytics and human trafficking

Kena Fedorschak, Srivatsav Kandala, Kevin C. Desouza, Rashmi Krishnamurthy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Human trafficking is recognized internationally as an extreme form of violence against women, children, and men. Despite the fact that human trafficking is universally understood to be a burgeoning social problem, a paucity of data and insight into this issue exists. Data analytics has immense potential to elucidate trends in complex social data and inform future policy. We undertook a design science-inspired research approach to build datasets on human trafficking. Three prototypes are presented that describe the methodologies of human traffickers, display correlations between calls reporting suspected trafficking activity and various demographic data, and explicate the effectiveness of US anti-trafficking funding projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvancing the Impact of Design Science
Subtitle of host publicationMoving from Theory to Practice - 9th International Conference, DESRIST 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages69-84
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319067001
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event9th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2014 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: May 22 2014May 23 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8463 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period5/22/145/23/14

Keywords

  • data analytics
  • human trafficking
  • sex trafficking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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