Meredith Dank

Meredith Dank, City University of New York Graduate Center, PhD, Criminology.

Her work focuses on international and domestic human trafficking, teen dating violence, and vulnerable populations. She is the co-principal investigator on several international and domestic human trafficking projects, including a study on estimating the unlawful commercial sex economy in the U.S. and another on youths’ use of technology to perpetrate teen dating violence. She has conducted research on human trafficking in six countries, including a study on promising practices in three Tier One countries. She recently received funding to study how LGBTQ and Young Men who have Sex with Men youth are engaged in the commercial sex market and interact with the juvenile justice system, and a grant to study the organization, operation and victimization of labor trafficking in the United States. Dank is the author of The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (LFB Publishing, 2011).