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CRJ 500: International Sex Trafficking of Women & Children: Home


Important Announcements

Hard copies of all assignments should be mailed to:

Dr. Leonard Territo, Distinguished Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
University Campus MC 2067
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

Required/Recommended Textbooks & Materials


  • Text - International Sex Trafficking  of Women and Children: understanding the Global Epidemic, by Leonard Territo and George Kirkham (Eds). 
  • APA Publication Manual. 6th Edition, American Psychological Association.
  • Commercial software program templates are available for purchase to assist in the correct formatting for use of APA. One example is found at


If you require students to watch videos, you will want to mention that in your syllabus


As part of this class we will be watching and discussing the following videos: 

  • Human Trafficking (2005)

for more information as to how this videos fits into the course and when these discussions will occur, please review the Course Schedule and Assignment overview. This videos is available in the Cannon Memorial Library and/or ILL. Do not wait until the last minute to watch this video as there are 30+ students in the class. Use your time wisely. 

Course Information

CRJ 500 International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children

Course Description

This course is intended to accomplish a number of objectives. First, it will examine a great deal of the existing scholary research available on the international sex trafficking of women and children. Second, it will examine what is presently being done by law enforcement agencies around the world to cope with the problem. Third, it will examine the psychological and physical impact these crimes have upon victims, as well as the efforts by mental health workers to assist them in achieving some semblance of normalcy. Fourth, it will examine what efforts are being made by govermental agencies and non-governmental agencies throughout the world to address the problem of sex trafficking of women and children and the actions they are taking to deal with the problem.



  • Sex trafficking in North America and South America
  • Sex trafficking in Europe
  • Sex trafficking in Asia, Austrailia and Africa
  • Sex trafficking - International Perspective
  • Child sex tourism
  • The Sex Trafficker's Profile

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand the differences that exist internationally in sex trafficking.
  2. Examine the psychological and physical effects that sex trafficking has upon its victims. 
  3. Discuss the positive and negative roles played by law enforcement agencies in sex trafficking throughout the world.
  4. Identify the principle roles of both government agencies and non-government agencies in dealing with sex trafficking.
  5. Understand the various facets of child sex tourism; how it works and how to reduce it. 
  6. Discuss the most effective measures for the prevention of sex trafficking of women and children.

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