Sex trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery, has gone online.
This free event, as part of the British Science Festival in Chelmsford, explores the mysterious technology behind the dark web and digital evolution of the sex industry. Speakers will discuss the increasing challenges of policing internet sex crime.
Migrants are especially vulnerable to digitally advertised sex work and can easily fall prey to human trafficking. However, it is extremely difficult to distinguish between trafficking victims and consenting sex workers from their advertisements on adult service websites.
ARU criminologist Christian Kemp has worked closely with local constabularies to develop more effective techniques to tackle online exploitation. Join him to discover the challenges and innovations paving the way to a safer society.