Midwest Social Sciences Journal

The Midwest Social Sciences Journal (previously Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences) is committed to interdisciplinary social sciences scholarship. Its mission is to facilitate and advance the social sciences scholarship by publishing high-quality research. The Journal recognizes and supports the many diverse perspectives and methods in social sciences that directly address social issues and policies, including research that makes contributions to social science methodology.

We neither espouse nor champion any specific theoretical, methodological, ideological or political commitments. The Journal is committed to intellectual integrity, rigorous standards of scholarship, and rational and civil discourse. Papers are accepted for editorial review and publication in the journal at any time of the year from members and non-members of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences.

Current Issue: Volume 25, Issue 1 (2022)



Editors' Note
Nirupama Devaraj and Bharath Ganesh Babu


Assessment Practices and Experiences of Sex Trafficking in Caseloads of Service Providers Working with High Risk Youth in Indiana
Lisa S. Elwood, Samantha Goodin, Christine Naydenov, Nicole Baldonado, Tamara Weaver, and Abigail Kuzma


Defining A Region: The Great River Road In Missouri
Evan Arthur Telle and David R. Perkins IV

Nirupama Devaraj, Valparaiso University
Bharath Ganesh Babu, Valparaiso University
Copy Editor
Stephanie R. S. Stringham
Publishing Advisor
Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University