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These listings, by crime type, include resources geared to assisting the law enforcement community during criminal investigations:

This section includes resources in the areas of human trafficking, human smuggling, and immigration.

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Distinctions Between Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking

The Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center’s Fact Sheet: "Distinctions Between Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking" explains the differences between human smuggling and human trafficking. The basic principles are outlined in this fact sheet to assist the reader in identifying the subtle differences between each of these crimes.

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Freedom Network (USA)

The Freedom Network (USA) ensures that trafficked persons are treated as victims and are able to have full access to justice, including the right to full compensation and restitution from the traffickers, and are provided with access to appropriate victim-centered social, mental health, medical, legal, educational, vocational, and other services. The Freedom Network also increases public awareness of the crime of trafficking through education, research, training, and community outreach; organizes for the purpose of preventing trafficking; and supports the rights of trafficked persons. The Freedom Network engages in advocacy on behalf of trafficked persons and for full prosecution of all traffickers, including corporations and their subcontractors, and develops local and national networks in the United States to link with international networks in order to carry out these above activities.

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Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center

The Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center, within the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State, was established as a result of Section 7202 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The goal of the center is to achieve greater integration and overall effectiveness in the U.S. government’s enforcement and other response efforts and work with other governments to address the separate but related issues of alien smuggling, trafficking in persons, and criminal support of clandestine terrorist travel. The center’s functions include facilitating broad dissemination of all source information, preparing strategic assessments, identifying issues for interagency coordination or attention, and coordinating antismuggling or -trafficking initiatives as well as providing support.