In Georgia State University’s article “Atlanta’s Fight Against Modern Day Slavery,” Professor Jonathan Todres discussed the difficulty of measuring the impact of initiatives to fight human trafficking. Limited data impedes the ability to make evidence-based decisions. “You can measure the number of arrests, prosecutions and convictions of traffickers, but it’s harder to measure the number of victims,” he said.
Jonathan Todres, is a professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. His research focuses on child trafficking and related forms of exploitation, the law’s response to violence against children, economic and social rights issues, legal and cultural constructs of childhood, and human rights in children’s literature. He has served on the National Academies Institute of Medicine and National Research Council Committee on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.