2 This publication may be reproduced in whole or part and in any form for educational and non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided acknowledgement of the source is made. 38, Human Trafficking: Contexts and Connections to Conventional Crime, pp. 315-333. For example, in an analysis of law enforcement perceptions of human trafficking, police officers in the sample also admitted that their knowledge of human trafficking derived mainly from what they were exposed to in the media and in fictional films such as Taken (Farrell, Pfeffer, & Bright, 2015; Wilson, Walsh, & Kleuber, 2006). Police perceptions of human trafficking. Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria -A Baseline Survey This project is funded by the European Union . Police Perceptions and Decision Making Related to Domestic Minors Trafficked Through Prostitution by Donna Belin MEd, Seattle University, 1991 BS, University of Wisconsin, 1972 Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Human Services Walden University May 2015 A new study sought to determine how the victims of these crimes are served by police. Using schema theory as a guide to our inquiry, we explore how existing crime schema influence police perceptions of and responses to human trafficking. (2015). Police are increasingly called on to combat crimes related to sex and labor trafficking. Previous research confirms that human trafficking definitions are ambiguous and police commonly lack the training and experience necessary to identify the crime. Journal of Crime and Justice: Vol.