On April 16, 2016 ICSA conducted a one-day conference at the University of Southern California entitled "Cults and Sex Trafficking." The agenda and speaker bios can be found on the conference page.
This page contains links to Power Points used during this conference and to other resources pertinent to the conference's topic.
Additional Resources on Sex Trafficking
The Coercion of Trafficked Workers (Kathleen Kim). This legal studies 2010-53 paper from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles isn't about sex trafficking, but its legal argument is relevant to sex trafficking and cults: "Theories of coercion exist across multiple disciplines to explicate the ability of one actor, the coercer, to diminish the free will of another, the coercee, in the absence of overt physical force. A valid claim of coercion places legal blame on the coercer or relinquishes the coercee from legal responsibility for a coerced act or omission. Defining the point at which coercion occurs, however, is the conceptually more difficult task. Recently, coercion has emerged as a significant source of analytic concern in a developing area of the law—contemporary involuntary labor or human trafficking."