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Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: A Legal Analysis of the Criminal Provisions of P.L. 114-22 [Updated June 9, 2015]   [open pdf - 931KB]

From the Summary: "The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, P.L. 114-22 (S. 178), establishes and enhances a host of federal programs designed to prevent human trafficking and assist its victims. It also adjusts federal criminal law in the areas of substantive criminal law, victims' rights, and related criminal procedure. It is these adjustments that are the subject of this report. P.L. 114-22 amends the federal commercial sex trafficking statute, 18 U.S.C. 1591, to clarify the criminal liability of the advertisers and customers of a commercial sex trafficking enterprise. It modifies the Mann Act, which outlaws interstate and foreign travel for unlawful sex purposes, to encompass travel for the purpose of producing child pornography and to narrow the ignorance-of-age defense available in some cases involving travel in order to engage in sexual activity with children."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44064
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2015-06-09
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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