Presenter Information

Sydney MeierFollow

Advisor Information

Fabio Torres Vitor

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

Abstract

Human trafficking is a complex issue that affects society and the global economy. This societal problem involves the commercial exchange and exploitation of people through forced labor, domestic servitude, and sex trade. Human trafficking is considered the third most profitable organized crime in the world. By analyzing the flow of monetary gains/resources, information and trafficked people from the perspective of traffickers, police force, and advocacy organizations, this research aims to develop a discrete event simulation model to represent this complex system. The following paper describes the developmental process of acquiring data and creating a base model. While the model is currently under the process of validation, it aims to propose different scenarios with the goal of blocking the monetary flow and minimizing the number of trafficked humans within the trafficking ring over the years. When complete, these scenarios will study how an increase in government funds and private organizations can maximize information and resources within the police force and advocacy organizations. The future solution of this model aims to assist governmental organizations as they propose public policies and grant allocations to diminish the number of trafficked individuals in the U.S. and the state of Nebraska over the years.

Comments

I plan to do another presentation at RCAF, titled "Two Sides to Every Coin: Analyzing the Historical Perspectives of Gender Nonconforming Individuals in America". Please do not schedule these two presentations at the same time.

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Developing a Discrete Event Simulation Model to Overcome Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a complex issue that affects society and the global economy. This societal problem involves the commercial exchange and exploitation of people through forced labor, domestic servitude, and sex trade. Human trafficking is considered the third most profitable organized crime in the world. By analyzing the flow of monetary gains/resources, information and trafficked people from the perspective of traffickers, police force, and advocacy organizations, this research aims to develop a discrete event simulation model to represent this complex system. The following paper describes the developmental process of acquiring data and creating a base model. While the model is currently under the process of validation, it aims to propose different scenarios with the goal of blocking the monetary flow and minimizing the number of trafficked humans within the trafficking ring over the years. When complete, these scenarios will study how an increase in government funds and private organizations can maximize information and resources within the police force and advocacy organizations. The future solution of this model aims to assist governmental organizations as they propose public policies and grant allocations to diminish the number of trafficked individuals in the U.S. and the state of Nebraska over the years.