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NCJ Number: 252136 Find in a Library
Title: Alleged Convergent Transnational Crimes in Somali-American Communities
Author(s): Stevan Weine; Edna Erez; Chloe Polutnik
Corporate Author: University of Illinois at Chicago
United States of America
Date Published: September 2018
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60680
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-ZA-BX-0008
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes data from a study designed to develop scientific knowledge about the emergence and trajectories of alleged violent extremism and trafficking in persons in Somali-American communities in the country, so as to inform policy and practice in addressing these issues.
Abstract: Regarding violent extremism, between 2013-2015, there were16 known cases of Somalis who attempted or succeeded in joining ISIS. This included Somali-American men from Minneapolis who were arrested by the FBI for attempting to join ISIS between May 2014 and December 2015. The original trafficking-in-persons indictment alleged that multiple defendants were involved in or were associated with the Somali Outlaws and the Somali Mafia gangs. Members and associates of these gangs allegedly transported Somali-American females from Minneapolis to Columbus, Ohio. and Nashville, Tennessee, for the purpose of having them engage in sex acts for pay and other items of value, including drugs and alcohol. This report documents the charges and legal status of each of these cases that involve charges of violent extremism or trafficking in persons.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Counter-Terrorism; Immigrants/Aliens; Minnesota; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; Ohio; Prostitution across international borders; Tennessee; Terrorism causes; Trafficking in Persons
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