Fighting Human Trafficking with Data Science

by Angela Guess Hannah Augur reports in Dataconomy.com, “Finding missing children and unraveling the complex web of human trafficking is no easy task. The relevant datasets are massive and often unstandardized. It can be difficult to find the right data at all, as it often disappears from websites and pages on a regular basis. When data is hard enough for scientists to capture and evaluate, how can law enforcement agencies even begin to get a handle on it? These agencies, with little funding or know-how, need real help if they want to leverage big data and get a grip on human trafficking. Many efforts to solve crimes with data [are] actually coming from outside the law department. From community efforts to non-profits and even full business solutions, it seems the…


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