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Parental beliefs, perceived health risks, and time investment in children: evidence from COVID-19
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Parental beliefs, perceived health risks, and time investment in children: evidence from COVID-19

When deciding how to allocate their time among different types of investment in their children, parents weigh up the perceived benefits and costs of different activities. During the COVID-19 outbreak parents had to consider a new cost dimension when making this decision: the perceived health risks associated with contracting the virus. What role did parental…

Fact check: False claim tainted ice cream used to disorient human trafficking targets
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Fact check: False claim tainted ice cream used to disorient human trafficking targets

Editor’s note: for a collection of other “Human Trafficking Fact Checks,” click here. The claim: Tainted ice cream is being used to disorient targets of human traffickers A social media post claims human traffickers have an unusual way to disorient potential victims: placing tainted ice cream on parts of a car to get a target to touch…

'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News
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'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News

In the backstreets of Albania’s capital, Tirana, there is a little less light and less hope.The alleyways we navigate are home to some of the poorest people.  Here Inglita Vera lives with her children and extended family. The house consists of two small rooms where they cook, eat and sleep. She points to an outside…

Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking
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Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

BOSTON – A Woonsocket, R.I. man was sentenced yesterday for trafficking multiple victims to engage in prostitution across seven states. Ronald Hall, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Hall was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount that will…

Vital role for local government as cost of living crisis increases risk of modern slavery
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Vital role for local government as cost of living crisis increases risk of modern slavery

By Paul McAnulty, UK & Europe Programme Director at Hope for Justice Poverty is one of the major drivers that underpins exploitation, and the current cost of living crisis is pushing more and more people into financial hardship. This in turn is leaving them in increasingly vulnerable situations and at greater risk of modern slavery….

For labor trafficked immigrants, T-visas are a life-saving but flawed relief – WGBH
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For labor trafficked immigrants, T-visas are a life-saving but flawed relief – WGBH

In 2018, the police came to a home in Saugus, Massachusetts, to rescue Anabelle Masalon, a Filipina housekeeper who had been essentially a prisoner of the family from the United Arab Emirates that employed her. She had been forced to work 21-hour days, earning no more than $400 a month, unable to leave the house…

Ukraine Response: Impact Report
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Ukraine Response: Impact Report

March – October 2022 On February 24th 2022, we knew we had the opportunity and responsibility to move fast, forward and together. To put our model to the test and see if we could get ahead of organised trafficking networks. Our work utilises the connecting power of technology. When we collect information, no matter how…

Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3
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Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 3 … What we are watching in Canada … Quebecers are heading to the polls today after a five-week provincial election campaign dominated by issues…

Kevin Spacey Wants to Limit Testimony in Sex Assault Trial – Law & Crime
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Kevin Spacey Wants to Limit Testimony in Sex Assault Trial – Law & Crime

Lawyers for actor Kevin Spacey are trying to bar an expert who testified in Ghislaine Maxwell‘s criminal sex trafficking trial from testifying about the credibility of Spacey’s accuser in a civil sexual assault trial scheduled to begin next week. A memorandum filed Monday in the Southern District of New York calls psychologist Lisa Rocchio‘s expected…

Kevin Spacey Seeks to Limit Testimony of Expert Witness From Ghislaine Maxwell Case as His Own Civil Sexual Assault Trial Nears
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Kevin Spacey Seeks to Limit Testimony of Expert Witness From Ghislaine Maxwell Case as His Own Civil Sexual Assault Trial Nears

Actor Kevin Spacey leaves the Central Criminal Court on July 14, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images.) Lawyers for actor Kevin Spacey are trying to bar an expert who testified in Ghislaine Maxwell‘s criminal sex trafficking trial from testifying about the credibility of Spacey’s accuser in a civil sexual assault trial scheduled…