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Criminology associate professor shares expertise on webinar and podcast

Joan Reid, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Joan Reid, PhD, LMHC, CRC is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and the director of the Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab.

Last week, Joan Reid, PhD, LMHC, CRC held a free webinar during which she explained the impacts of trauma bonding on survivors of sex trafficking and how it facilitates a cycle of repeated exploitation. Reid noted that no measure of trauma bonding has been developed, tested, or standardized; therefore, her project aims to elaborate and validate such a measure guided by an advisory group comprised of survivors of sex trafficking, survivor-practitioners, and trauma specialists.

She also recently spoke on the Center for Naval Analyses Center for Justice Research and Innovation podcast. In the "Justice Talks" podcast episode, Reid discusses victims and perpetrators of labor trafficking, how to define and measure it, and what comprehensive action can be taken to address the problem. Listen to the podcast episode here.

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