Laurie James is a seasoned specialist Offender Profiler/Forensic Criminologist and Certified Security Professional with more than 20 years in Intelligence. She is also a best-selling author of the book: Shattered Lives: The Story of Advocate Barbie (Dirk Prinsloo & Cezanne Visser).
With Tershia de Klerk & Philippa van Coller guiding the discussion, they also explore the possible effects the South African Covid Measures had on Gender-Based Violence, the changes in forms of abuse and exploitation, a complete shift in ways of committing crime, and a whole supply of new criminal recruits.
Laurie Pieters-James explains how they saw an increase in child exploitation, child marriage, and child labour. She also touches on a real well-known Human Trafficking case in which she was a case witness, and of which she authored a book. (The Dirk Prinsloo Advocate Barbie (Cézanne Visser) case.)
This podcast is filled with predators’ tactics, advice for parents, and some statistics and facts such as 100% of photographs of children scantily clothed (posted on social media), hit the dark web in 15 – 20 seconds.
We hope you find this Trafficking Table Talk informative and helpful.
Look out for our Webinar with Laurie on Cyberbullying & Stalking and our next Video Table Talk on 27 April 2022 with Laurie James.
00:00:00:00 Summary & Contact Info
00:03:34:07 Important Date
00:04:57:17 Trafficking Table Talk Introduction
00:05:49:24 Who is Laurie Peter James & what does Cyberati do
00:09:05:12 What type of victims do you focus on
00:10:41:14 What advice would you give to parents when it comes to online activity and being a responsible online user
00:15:01:01 Statistics of children’s photos on the dark web
00:16:48:02 Is there a way of drawing information from a photograph online
00:17:36:14 How Covid affected crime and criminal statistics
00:18:31:12 Lockdown had a possible 2-pronged effect with the Lockdown & Ban on coping mechanisms
00:2109:13 Intensifying drivers and root causes for Trafficking
00:22:30:24 Covid regulations had a multifaceted impact on children
00:22:57:19 Shift in the informal sector supply chains – less cross-border Trafficking
00:24:21:07 Covid Regulations had a direct effect in Human Trafficking & Rescue missions
00:25:54:00 Family involvement in selling their children or family members plus Stats
00:28:48:12 Current most fertile hunting grounds for predators
00:29:00:23 Is it still “stranger danger”
00:29:50:23 Why a child does not report being exploited
00:32:05:08 SA Counsel for Educators Vetting System
00:34:13:22 Monumental problem regarding the South African Police Services that affect Criminal Background Checks
00:35:00:11 Actual Human Trafficking Case in which Laurie Peter James testified – Dirk Prinsloo Advocate Barbie Case
00:43:32:24 You do not have to live in fear
00:49:06:17 Advice to parents for their online children
00:51:35:24 Is Telegram safer than WhatsApp
00:56:21:24 Online Child Bullying
00:59:20:16 The Dark Web
01:03:05:23 Closing & Final Thoughts