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Criminology faculty and students serve as panelists in Human Trafficking Investigations Symposium

Caralin Branscum, Dr. Joan Reid, and Klejdis Bilali

Caralin Branscum, Joan Reid, and Klejdis Bilali participate in the symposium in Georgia.

Criminology Professor Joan Reid, PhD, and PhD students Caralin Branscum and Klejdis Bilali participated in a human trafficking expert panel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Human Trafficking Investigations Symposium in Brunswick, Georgia.

A behind the scenes view of the panel recording

A behind-the-scenes view of Branscum, Reid, and Bilali recording the panel session.

The panel recorded a discussion on the implications of trauma bonding between victims and traffickers on human trafficking investigations in a session titled, “Breaking Invisible Bonds: Navigating the Challenges of Trauma Bonding in Human Trafficking Investigations.”

The recorded discussion is part of a larger webinar-based conference, which will go live to law enforcement agents in April.

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