Bouché, Vanessa, Amy Farrell, and Dana Wittmer-Wolfe. Forthcoming. “Assessing the Effectiveness of State Human Trafficking Legislation.” Law & Society.

Crotty, Sean and Vanessa Bouché. 2018. “The Red-Light Network: Exploring the Locational Strategies of Illicit Massage Businesses in Houston, Texas.” Papers in Applied Geography. Published Online March 12.  DOI:  10.1080/23754931.2018.1425633

Bouché, Vanessa, Amy Farrell, and Dana Wittmer.  2018.  “Challenging the Dominant Frame: The moderating impact of of exposure and knowledge on perceptions of sex trafficking victimization.”  Social Science Quarterly.  Published Online March 9.  DOI:  10.1111/ssqu.12492

Bouché, Vanessa and Sean Crotty. 2017. “Estimating Demand for Illicit Massage Businesses in Houston, TX.” Journal of Human Trafficking. Published Online September 27. DOI:

Bouché, Vanessa. 2017. “From Categories to Context: The Identity Meaning Theory and Political Engagement.” Social Science Quarterly. Published Online August 28. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12457

Bouché, Vanessa and Stephanie Shady. 2016. A Pimp’s Game: A rational choice approach to understanding the decisions of sex traffickers” Women & Criminal Justice. Published online November 26, 2016.

Bouché, Vanessa and Dana Wittmer. 2015. “Gendered Diffusion on Gendered Issues: The Case of Human Trafficking.” Journal of Public Policy 35(1): 1-33.

Wittmer, Dana and Vanessa Bouché. 2013. “The Limits of Gendered Leadership: The Public Policy Implications of Female Leadership on Women’s Issues.” Politics & Gender 9: 245-275.

Bouché, Vanessa and Craig Volden. 2011. “Privatization and the Diffusion of Innovations.” Journal of Politics 73(2): 428-442.



Bouché, Vanessa. 2014. “Human Trafficking and International Development: Expanding the Role of USAID.” St. Johns Journal of International & Comparative Law 5(1): 36-53.



Bouché, Vanessa and Madeleine Bailey. Forthcoming. “The UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons: An Aspirational Tool with Great Potential,” in John Winterdyk and Jackie Jones (eds.), International Handbook on Human Trafficking, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Bouché, Vanessa. 2011. “Political Socialization,” in John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning (eds.), 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 805-812.



Bouché, Vanessa. 2018.  “Assessment of Human Trafficking in Honduras.”  Washington, DC: USAID, DRG Learning, Evaluation, and Research #GS-10F-0033M/AID-0AA-M-13-00013.  (Spanish version here)

Bouché, Vanessa. 2017.  “An Empirical Analysis of the Intersection of Organized Crime and Human Trafficking in the United States.”  Washington, DC: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.  Award Number: 2013-R2-CX-0049.  NCJRS Document Number:  250955.

Botchkovar,Katya , Vanessa Bouché, Amy Farrell, and Dana Wittmer.  2016.  “Gauging Public Opinion on Human Trafficking in Moldova and Albania: Employing Survey Experimentation to Inform Effective Prevention and Awareness Programs.”  USAID, Democracy Fellows and Grants Program #DFG-3-CTIP-TCU.

Bouché, Vanessa, Amy Farrell, and Dana Wittmer.  2016.  “Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies That Work.” Washington, DC: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.  Award Number:  2012-MU-CX-0027.  NCJRS Document Number: 249670.



Bouché, Vanessa. 2018. “Survivor Insights: The Role of Technology in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.” Published by Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, January.

Bouché, Vanessa.  2015.  “A Report on the use of technology to recruit, groom, and sell domestic minors online.”  Los Angeles: Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children.

Arostegui, Julie, Vanessa Bouché, Christine Buchholz, Kathleen Davis, Kurt Hunt, Deborah Lydon, and Gloria Sigman. 2009. “Greater Cincinnati Human Trafficking Report.” Cincinnati, OH: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.



Bouché, Vanessa and Austin Boyles. Forthcoming. “Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective (review).” Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books.

Bouché, Vanessa. 2014. “Migration, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking: The Voice of Chinese Women (review).” Contemporary Sociology 43(3).

Bouché, Vanessa. 2011. “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Day Slavery (review).” Human Rights Quarterly 33(3).


Bouché, Vanessa.  2017.  “Breaking the Bonds of Slavery.” Fort Worth Business Press, November 17.

Bouché, Vanessa.  2016.  “Are our anti-human trafficking efforts working?” Texas Tribune, April 7.