Abstract

The 3.5 million truck drivers on U.S. highways are in a unique position to identify incidents of human trafficking and to help victims by providing information to authorities. Studies show that truck stops in the United States are a common venue for sex trafficking due to their remote locations and lax security. This research project asks: How can a specifically designed technologically-based communication enable truck drivers to report incidents at a higher rate than is now being reported?

Keywords:

Qualitative Design, Inclusive Design, Activity Theory, Human Centred Design

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Jun 17th, 12:00 AM

Riding Shotgun in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

The 3.5 million truck drivers on U.S. highways are in a unique position to identify incidents of human trafficking and to help victims by providing information to authorities. Studies show that truck stops in the United States are a common venue for sex trafficking due to their remote locations and lax security. This research project asks: How can a specifically designed technologically-based communication enable truck drivers to report incidents at a higher rate than is now being reported?

 

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