Human trafficking is a crime that undermines fundamental human rights and a broader sense of global order. It is an atrocity that transcends borders—with some regions known as exporters of trafficking victims and others recognized as destination countries. Edited by three global experts and composed of the work of an esteemed panel of contributors, Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities examines techniques used to protect and support victims of trafficking as well as strategies for prosecution of offenders.
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Highlighting the issues most addressed by contemporary scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers, this volume also suggests areas ripe for further inquiry and investigation. Supplemented by discussion questions in each chapter, the book is sure to stimulate debate on a troubling phenomenon.
"A unique effort to combine the contributions of multiple leading experts on human trafficking to address the problem multi-dimensionally: from detection, to support of victims, to prosecution, to prevention. Both the writing and organization is accessible to a wide audience. The contributions of the book lie in its comprehensive approach, its use of well-known experts in the field, a broad focus on all aspects of the problem, and a global approach. In this way, the source, transit, and destination issues unique to human trafficking are addressed systematically and clearly. In addition, the book offers useful regional analyses of the problem which helps the reader to understand variations in the nature, risk, and forms of human trafficking around the world."
— Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., former Chief, International Centre at the National Institute of Justice; Past President at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; and Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
"This timely edited book by three well established international scholars offers an impressive ensemble of contributions by leading criminologists and criminal justice scholars from around the world. Collectively, they provide a wide array of perspectives on the serious transnational societal problem of trafficking in human beings. The contributions address the spectrum of issues confronting human trafficking today ranging from a discourse as to the meaning of human trafficking, the problems of detecting and recording the problem, to how different elements of society attempt to address human trafficking. As well, there is a contribution on the plight of victims of trafficking and an examination of how best to prevent and/or control the complex phenomenon of modern slavery. This book should be a rich resource for any university level course on the topic as well as serve as an excellent resource for present and future scholars in criminology, criminal justice and security studies. The book should also serve as an advanced reading for practitioners and specialists who deal with prevention and control of trafficking in human beings."
—Gorazd Mesko, PhD, Professor of Criminology at the University of Maribor, Slovenia & Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, UK
Introduction; John Winterdyk, Benjamin Perrin, and Philip Reichel
Defining Human Trafficking and Its Nuances in a Cultural Context; Cindy J. Smith and Kristiina Kangaspunta
Data on Human Trafficking: Challenges and Policy Context; Jo Goodey
Explaining Human Trafficking; Julie Kaye and John Winterdyk
Voices from Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking; Claude D’Estrée
Crime Control versus Social Work Approaches in the Context of the "3P" Paradigm: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution; Karin Bruckmüller and Stefan Schumann
Human Trafficking and Police Investigations; Annette Herz
Prosecution of Trafficking in Human Beings’ Cases; Marianne Wade
Improving Law Enforcement Identification and Response to Human Trafficking; Amy Farrell
International Cooperation; Yvon Dandurand
Evaluating Responses to Human Trafficking: A Review of International, Regional, and National Counter-Trafficking Mechanisms; Sanja Milivojevic and Marie Segrave
Victims of Human Trafficking: Meeting Victims’ Needs? Sanja Ćopić and Biljana Simeunović-Patić