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Global Trafficking in Women and Children

1st Edition

Edited by Obi N.I. Ebbe, Dilip K. Das


272 pages

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War, poverty, and famine; political, social, and economic change; and the deep seated views and rituals rooted in a culture’s history and traditions all contribute to the widespread and growing trafficking of women and children.  The multilayered complexity, myriad contributing factors, enormous amount of money involved, and sheer magnitude of the problem render it impossible to solve with the fractured and isolated measures of individual organizations and countries. Only complete cooperation and collaboration at all levels can establish the most proactive and self-sustaining approach to reduce this global crime.

Gathering knowledge and experience from more than 40 countries, Global Trafficking in Women and Children clearly demonstrates the scale and spread of the problem, providing a powerful analysis of the circumstances that contribute to the abuse and victimization of women and children as well as the international policies and strategies used to combat this crime. Divided into two parts, the book begins with an introduction to the definition, nature, and scope of human trafficking. It discusses several social theories as well as evident environmental influences. It also examines measures to control and prevent human trafficking from stricter laws and monetary aid, to global community and law enforcement collaboration.

Part 2 consists of case studies, drawing examples from a range of countries involved in every stage in the process, and highlighting the unique characteristics of human trafficking in each. Chapters include the prevalence of child pornography in Japan, child abduction in China, bonded child labor in India, and child soldiering in Congo (Zaire) and other African countries. The final chapters discuss law enforcement in the US and UK, community policing in Australia, and the cooperative national plan in place in Croatia.

Table of Contents

Definition, Nature, Control, and Prevention of Global Trafficking in Women and Children. Introduction: An Overview of Trafficking in Women and Children. The Nature and Scope of Trafficking in Women, and Children. Causes of Trafficking in Women and Children. Control and Prevention of Trafficking in Women and Children. Case Studies in Trafficking in Women and Children. Trafficking in Women and Children in Japan. Trafficking in Women and Children in China. Child Labor and the Trafficking Industry in India. Trafficking Children for Child Labor and Prostitution in Nigeria. Plight of Trafficked Women in Nepal. The Emergence of Trafficking in Women and Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Case Study. Trafficking in Women for the Sex Industry in Moldova1. Trafficking in Human Beings: Training and Services in American Law Enforcement Agencies. Responding to the Challenges of Trafficking in Women and Children in Sierra Leone. The Challenges of Combating Trafficking in Women in Nigeria. Operational Perspective on Trafficking in Women and Children in the United Kingdom. The Role of Community Policing in Trafficking of Women and Children in Australia. Trafficking and Exploitation of Women and Children in Croatia. Bibliography. Index.

About the Editors

Obi N.I. Ebbe is Professor of Sociology, Social Cultural, and Justice Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

About the Series

International Police Executive Symposium Co-Publications

The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) was founded in 1994 to address one major challenge, i.e., the two worlds of research and practice remain disconnected even though cooperation between the two is growing. Research is often published in hard-to-access journals and presented in a manner that is difficult for some to comprehend. On the other hand, police practitioners tend not to mix with researchers and remain secretive about their work. Consequently there is little dialogue between the two, and almost no attempt to learn from one another.

The aims and objectives of the IPES are to provide a forum to foster closer relationships among police researchers and practitioners on a global scale, to facilitate cross-cultural international and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of this law enforcement, to encourage discussion, and to publish research on challenging and contemporary problems facing the policing profession. The IPES facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas and opinions on all aspects of policing, and is structured to encourage dialogue in both formal and informal settings.

The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds annual meetings of policing scholars and practitioners who represent many countries. The best papers are selected, thoroughly revised, fully updated, meticulously edited, and published as books based upon the theme of each meeting. This repository of knowledge from renowned criminal justice scholars and police professionals under the co-publication imprint of IPES and Routledge (formerly CRC Press) chronicles the important contributions of the International Police Executive Symposium over the last two decades.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology