Crysta Price and Terry Clark have spent the last few years looking at a very dark side of the internet. They run Creighton University’s Human Trafficking Initiative, which uses data science to crunch information scraped from web sites that help sell people.
Author: Crysta Price
Most people don’t think that slavery exists today in the United States, let alone in Nebraska. The sad truth is that human trafficking in the commercial sex industry — those sold involuntarily for sex — occurs every day across the country. Creighton researchers are determining how many victims are affected by this crime — and… Read more »
“What would you do if it was your daughter?” That was the resounding question behind a documentary viewed by 300 people gathered at the Midwest Theater Tuesday to learn about human trafficking from a local task force.
Officials said law enforcement agencies thanked Creighton University and members of a team participating in the Creighton Study on Human Trafficking for their assistance in the case.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office concludes a lengthy and significant investigation involving International Human Trafficking suspects operating in and throughout the Midwest. Special gratitude is extended to Creighton University and the members of the team participating in the Creighton Study on Human Trafficking.
The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service also assisted in the operation as well as members of the Creighton University Study on Human Trafficking team.
The days of fines and probation for crimes linked to sex trafficking are coming to an end in Nebraska. State lawmakers last week passed a bill that dramatically increases penalties for those who create the supply and demand for human trafficking. A minimum of one year in prison is likely for panderers and solicitors in… Read more »
Sex trafficking victims could have their criminal records set aside under a bill under consideration by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. Legislative Bill 1132, introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, would provide a system for victims to be absolved of criminal records including charges like prostitution, petty theft and drug abuse.
A report from Creighton University, funded by The Women’s Fund of Omaha, shows every month in Nebraska, 900 people are sold for sex.
Matt Price already knows what he will be doing after he graduates from Illinois State University on Saturday: helping in the fight against human trafficking.