Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities
Boca Raton, Fl: CRC Press, pp. 318, December 2011
Posted: 11 Jan 2012
Date Written: December 1, 2011
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. Topics discussed include: How data on human trafficking should be collected and analyzed, and how data collection can be improved through proper contextualization; the importance of harmonization and consistency in legal definitions and interpretations within and among regions; the need for increased exchange of information and cooperation between the various actors involved in combating human trafficking, including investigators, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, and social workers; problems with victim identification, as well as erroneous assumptions of the scope of victimization; and controversy over linking protection measures with cooperation with authorities.
Keywords: human tafficking, international law
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