Author

Dr. Mehlman-Orozco is represented by Literary Agent Ronald Goldfarb and is a regular contributor to The Hill. Her writing is also published in Forbes, Thompson Reuters, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Houston Chronicle, The Crime Report, & The Diplomatic Courier, among other publications.Her forthcoming book, Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium is now available for pre-order through Amazon.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (Forthcoming, 2017). Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium. Praeger.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (Under Review). “Projected Heroes and Self-Perceived Manipulators: Understanding the Duplicitous Identities of Human Traffickers.” Trends in Organized Crime.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly. (2017). Why the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act is the Wrong Solution. The Crime Report.

Syme, Sheryl, Camardese, Susan, and Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco. (2017). Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Syme, Sheryl, Camardese, Susan, and Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco. (2017). Human Trafficking: Red Flags for Dental Professionals. Decisions in Dentistry.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). Vilifying Backpage.com won’t help fight sex trafficking. The Washington Post. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). Child Trafficking: The Tragedy of ‘Princess.’ The Crime Report. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). To sue or not to sue third-party businesses for sex trafficking? Thomson Reuters.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). Hunting the Internet’s Sex Predators. The Crime Report.

Mehlman-Oroco, Kimberly B. (2017). Will shutting down Backpage.com end the scourge of child sex trafficking in America? Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). Sex Trafficking: A Surprising Rescue Story. The Crime Report. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). What every parent should know about sex trafficking. The Baltimore Sun.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. and Simon Hedlin. (2017). Mehlman-Orozco, Hedlin: Stop criminalizing victims of sex trafficking. Houston Chronicle. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). “Why Do We Criminalize Young Victims of Sex Trafficking?” The Crime Report. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2017). “Why Congress should move cautiously with online sex sites.” The Hill.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “Why Cracking down on Sex Sites Won’t Stop Traffickers.” The Crime Report.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “The Plight of Sex-Trafficking Survivors.” Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “Will Legalized Prostitution End the Sex Trafficking Scourge?” The Huffington Post. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “Trafficked into Terrorism: How ISIS is Recruiting Your Neighbor into the Jihadi Next Door.” The Huffington Post.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “What happens after a human trafficking victim is rescued?” The Hill.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “Backpage.com: A Sacrificial Lamb in the War Against Sex Trafficking.” The Huffington Post.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “The DNC Introduced Us to a Liberated Slave. No One Mentioned the Justice System Failed Her. The Huffington Post.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “Consenting Prostitutes or Trafficked Victims?” Baltimore Sun.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “America’s Symbolic, Not Effective, Anti-Trafficking Policy.” Diplomatic Courier.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “Sex Slaves or Prostitutes?: How Human Trafficking is Hidden in Plain Sight in America’s Capital.” Diplomatic Courier.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2016). “America’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts: Hollow victories for public accolade.” Connection Newspapers.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2015). “My nail salon may be a front for a brothel.” The Washington Post.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2015). “Safe Harbor Legislation for Juvenile Victims of Sex Trafficking: A Myopic View of Improvements in Practice.” Social Inclusion.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2015). “Tor and the Bitcoin: An Exploration into Law Enforcement Surveillance Capability Online.” Diplomatic Courier.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2014). “Human Trafficking in the Philippines: A Blemish on Economic Growth.” Diplomatic Courier, Recovery in the Philippines.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2014). “Devoid of Research: An Evaluation of Human Trafficking Interventions.” Diplomatic Courier, Special Issue: Breaking the Cycle of Human Trafficking.

Martinez, Ramiro, and Kimberly B. Mehlman-Orozco. (2014). “Hispanic Immigration and Crime.” Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration. Eds. Michael Tonry and Sandra Bucerius. Oxford University Press.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2013). “Massage Parlors and Commercial Sex: An Exploratory Study of Online Advertisements in Virginia.” The Justitia Institute.

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (2011). “The Effects of In-State Tuition for Non-Citizens: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.” Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. 

Mehlman-Orozco, Kimberly B. (Contributing Author) (2010) “Breaking It Down: Justice, Law & Society Abstracts for Policymakers and Practitioners.” Center for Justice Law and Society.