Research in Focus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Role of Technology in Human Trafficking


July 16, 2012


Anna W. Shavers, Nicole Bryan, and Rane Johnson


Montclair State University School of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Microsoft Research


The sexual trafficking of minors has become one of the scourges of modern society. In this interview during the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2012, social scientist Nicole Bryan of Montclair State University and legal scholar Anna Shavers of the University of Nebraska join Microsoft Research’s Rane Johnson in a frank discussion about the role of technology in abetting the crime of human trafficking—and how technology can be turned around and used against the perpetrators.