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ABA Doctoral Student Arturo Garcia Presents Research on Human Trafficking Interventions

Arturo Garcia

Arturo Garcia

Arturo Garcia, a doctoral student in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of South Florida, was invited to present his research on applications of behavior analysis for interventions towards human trafficking at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in Washington DC. The ACJS is a prestigious international association that fosters professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice.

Garcia's research focuses on developing and evaluating behavioral interventions to prevent and reduce human trafficking, a global problem that affects millions of people every year. Garcia is leading the exploration of behavior-analytic strategies to mitigate the global human trafficking issue.

Garcia's presentation at ACJS showcased his latest findings and recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of human trafficking interventions. He hopes to contribute to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and practice in this important area of social justice.

"I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to share my research with the ACJS community," Garcia said. "I hope that my work can inspire other researchers and practitioners to apply behavior analysis to address this complex and challenging issue."

Garcia is supervised by Dr. Kimberly Crosland, a professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at USF. Dr. Crosland praised Garcia's achievements and expressed her support for his presentation.

"Arturo is an outstanding student and researcher who has a passion for applying behavior analysis to solve real-world problems," Dr. Crosland said. "His research on human trafficking interventions is innovative and impactful, and I am confident that his work will lead to positive outcomes for developing effective prevention and intervention strategies in this area."