Batterer Motive and Human Trafficking

 

In this interview Dorthy explains the different motives of those who  batter and the connection to human trafficking. Kansas victim service agencies have found, in cases where the agency could identify the connection between the trafficker and the victim, over 1/3 of the victims where trafficked by their partner.  This is commonly not discussed in domestic violence or human trafficking circles.  Our awareness of this phenomenon, along with an understanding of the different motives of batterers, can help identify victims and respond to their needs.