According to the UNODC (2015), human trafficking (HT) is the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved, the fastest growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of income for organized criminal networks. It profoundly impacts the physical and mental health of victims, their families, and entire communities and is recognized as a crime against humanity.
Despite burgeoning interest, education, research, and advocacy efforts, a pinnacle handbook devoted to human trafficking and modern-day slavery – with global focus and multidisciplinary scope – does not currently exist. The Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking was created to fill this resource gap. Divided into four sections, the Handbook offers the reader a comprehensive and fresh approach via: (a) in-depth analyses and opportunities for application (through case studies, critical thinking questions, and supplemental learning materials); (b) multidisciplinary linkages, with disciplinary overlap across each of the four sections acknowledged and highlighted; and (c) content experts representing multiple segments of society (academia, government, foundation, law enforcement, and practice) and global vantage points (Australia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States).
Written by expert scholars, service providers, policy analysts, and healthcare professionals, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for those already working in the field, as well as for students in any discipline who want to learn (or learn more) about HT and modern-day slavery.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Public policy 1. The roles of past slaveries in contemporary anti-human trafficking discourse: implications for policy 2. What we talk about when we talk about trafficking: a reflection on the First 20 years of the modern anti-slavery fight 3. International policies to combat human trafficking 4. Narratives of human trafficking in international issue arenas with implications for policy formation Section 2: Criminal justice 5. Where is the justice in criminal justice? 6. Combating human trafficking: challenges to the criminal justice system and what practitioners need to know 7. The law of human trafficking: from international law to domestic codification in the U.S. and abroad Section 3: Healthcare 8. The complex mental health consequences of human trafficking: what every provider needs to know 9. Syncope and malnutrition in an adolescent girl 10. Human trafficking and public health 11. Trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal Section 4: Social work 12. Training social workers in anti-trafficking service 13. Unique contributions of social work in combatting human trafficking 14. How to work across multiple sectors to respond to human trafficking: values, leadership, alliances, and program models
Rochelle L. Dalla, PhD, is Professor of Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Her research focuses on marginalized and hard-to-reach populations of sex trafficking survivors in the United States and India. She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Trafficking and has been honoured with multiple research and teaching awards, including the Distinguished Research and Creative Career Award (2018), the Distinguished Teaching Award (2017 and 2001), the Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence (2007), and the Charman Outstanding Professor Award (2004).
Donna Sabella, MEd, MSN, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is the former Seedworks Endowed Associate Professor of Social Justice at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst College of Nursing. Dr. Sabella is co-founder and Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Trafficking, as well as founder and Contributing Editor of the American Journal of Nursing’s Mental Health Matters column. She is also a co-founder and the first program director for Dawn’s Place, a residential recovery program for trafficked women in Philadelphia. She has numerous presentations and publications about human trafficking and is considered a pioneer in nursing for her work in this area.