In a world where succeeding in one’s occupation is dependent upon following policies and fulfilling obligations, human rights and ethics may fall secondary. As a result, policy and institutionalized processes and behaviors have the potential to overlook and infringe upon the rights of human trafficking victims. By exploring fictional stories of a human trafficking victim and law enforcement, this paper examines how flawed policy and cultural perspectives can negatively influence administrative discretion. To illustrate how street level bureaucracy may further harm victims of human trafficking, the narratives compare how treatment of individuals may vary based on the perception of them as an illegal economic immigrant, refugee, or victim of modern day slavery.
"Exploring Impacts of Administrative Discretion on Human Trafficking Victims,"
SPNHA Review: Vol. 13:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnhareview/vol13/iss1/5