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 multi-disciplinary 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) multi-disciplinary linkages, with disciplinary overlap across each of the four sections acknowledged and highlighted; c) content experts representing multiple segments of society (e.g. academia, government, foundation, law enforcement, and practice) and global vantage points (e.g., Australia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States).
Written by expert scholars, service providers, policy analysts, and health-care 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.
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
Ambassador [Ret.] Luis C.deBaca
3. International Policies to Combat Human Trafficking
Natalia Ollus and Matti Joutsen
4. Narratives of Human Trafficking in International Issue Arenas with Implications for Policy Formation
Section 2: Criminal Justice
5. Where’s the Justice in Criminal Justice?
Marie Bussey-Garza, Michelle Dempsey, Christian Martin and Shea Rhoades
6. Combating Human Trafficking: Challenges to the Criminal Justice System and
What Practitioners Need to Know
Katherine Bryant, Jacqueline Joudo Larsen and Elise Gordon
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
Sandra Bloom and Susan Brotherton
9. Syncope and Malnutrition in an Adolescent Girl: A Case Study
Kanani Titchen and Hanni Stoklosa
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
Melissa I. M. Torres, Maura Nsonwu, Laurie Cook Heffron, and Noël Bridget Busch-Armendariz
14. How to Work across Multiple Sectors to Respond to Human Trafficking: Values, Leadership, Alliances, and Program Models
Celia Williamson and Dominique Roe-Sepowitz