Professor Erin Heil received her PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2008. She has focused her research and teaching on the exploitation of vulnerable populations and relevant intersections of the law in the context of labor trafficking, illegal international adoption, trafficking through religion, and sex trafficking of Native people. She has published extensively on the topic of human trafficking, authoring the book Sex Slaves and Serfs, co-authoring “Human Trafficking in the Midwest,” and co-edited Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking Research: A Reader. She has also published articles in Critical Criminology, Feminist Criminology, Critical Research on Religion, and Contemporary Justice Review.
"Social Work Practice with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation" - April 2018
"Prosecuting Buyers in Human Trafficking Cases: An Analysis of the Implications of United States v. Jungers and United States v. Bonestroo" - September 2017: https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dignity/vol2/iss4/2/