Vigilance is a key to stemming the criminal epidemic of human trafficking, a Penn State Harrisburg faculty researcher claims.
Professor of Criminal Justice Barbara Sims profiled the scourge of the $9 billion-a-year criminal activity in her recent campus presentation which included sobering details of what has been termed “modern-day slavery” that exists in every part of the globe, including Pennsylvania and the midstate.
A panel of experts featuring the chief medical officer at Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg will sort through the issues surrounding American health care reform Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Penn State Harrisburg.
The free public presentation will be in the Gallery Lounge of Olmsted Building on campus beginning at noon.
Jamiel Terry grew up as the adopted son of one of America’s most outspoken opponents of abortion and homosexuality.
Termed “a child of movement royalty” by the Washington Post, Jamiel was even an active supporter of his father, Randall Terry and his Operation Rescue. That ended when Jamiel revealed he was gay in a 2004 magazine article.
Even the midstate is not immune to the fastest-growing criminal activity in the world – human trafficking.
“We know it is going on in Central Pennsylvania; we just don’t know where it is,” says Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Criminal Justice Barbara Sims. “The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates total annual revenue for world-wide trafficking in persons to be between $5 billion and $9 billion.”