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Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

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ISBN13: 9780231161459
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.95



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This unprecedented study of sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved in this brutal trade. Combining statistical data with intimate accounts and interviews, journalist Stephanie Hepburn and justice scholar Rita J. Simon create a dynamic volume sure to educate and spur action. Hepburn and Simon recount the lives of victims during and after their experience with trafficking, and they follow the activities of traffickers before capture and their outcomes after sentencing. Each chapter centers on the trafficking practices and anti-trafficking measures of a single country: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Niger, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examining these nations' laws, Hepburn and Simon reveal gaps in legislation and enforcement and outline the cultural norms and biases, societal assumptions, and conflicting policies that make trafficking scenarios so pervasive and resilient. This study points out those most vulnerable in each nation and the specific cultural, economic, environmental, and geopolitical factors that contribute to each nation's trafficking issues. Furthermore, the study also highlights common phenomena that governments and international anti-traffickers should consider in their fight against this illicit trade.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
IntroductionPart I: Work Visa Loopholes for Traffickers1. United States2. Japan3. United Arab EmiratesPart II: Stateless Persons4. Thailand5. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian TerritoriesPart III: Unrest, Displacement, and Who Is in Charge6. Colombia7. Iraq8. SyriaPart IV. Conflation9. CanadaPart V: Conflicting Agendas10. Italy11. FrancePart VI: Gender Apartheid12. IranPart VII: Social Hierarchy13. India14. Niger15. ChinaPart VIII: Muti Murder16. South AfricaPart IX: Hard-To-Prove Criterion and a Slap on the Wrist17. Australia18. United Kingdom19. Chile20. GermanyPart X: Transparent Borders21. PolandPart XI: Fear Factor22. MexicoPart XII. Poverty and Economic Boom23. Russia24. BrazilConclusionNotesReferencesIndex