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Trafficking and Global Crime Control

Trafficking and Global Crime Control

First Edition
  • Maggy Lee - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

November 2010 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In a world where global flows of people and commodities are on the increase, crimes related to illegal trafficking are creating new concerns for society. This, in turn, has brought about new and contentious forms of regulation, surveillance and control. There is a pressing need to consider both the problem itself, and the impact of international policy responses.

This authoritative work examines key issues and debates on human trafficking, drawing on theoretical, historical and comparative material to inform the discussion of major trends. Consolidating current work on human trade debates, the text brings together key criminological and sociological literature on migration studies, gender, globalization, human rights, security, victimology, policing and control to provide the most complete overview available on the subject.

Suitable for students, academics and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, sociology and international relations, this book sheds unique light on this highly topical and complex subject.

Contested Definitions of Human Trafficking
Contemporary Patterns of Human Trafficking
Constructing and Denying Victimhood in Trafficking
Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime
The War on Human Trafficking
Transnational Policing in Human Trafficking
Rethinking Human Trafficking
Appendix A: Timeline: Key International Conventions And National Legislation Against Human Trafficking
Appendix B: Useful Websites

Trafficking in people is arguably one of the most contested topics in criminology in the last two decades..This book represents a significant contribution towards building a more sound knowledge about trafficking. Exceptionally well written and structured, its seven chapters look into important aspects of trafficking...Moreover, in addition to outlining the problematic terrain of current knowledge of, and responses to trafficking, the book also offers an uncompromising line of argument that effectively deconstructs existing misconceptions and stereotypes about trafficking, and proposes an alternative framework for better understanding and engaging with this complex social issue...Trafficking and Global Crime Control is a must read for academics, researchers, students, journalists, practitioners, and activists
Sanja Milivojevic
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology

This book makes a strong contribution to contemporary criminology and the many other disciplines Lee weaves together in order to provide the necessary multidisciplinary perspective on a multi-faceted problem. In doing so, the analysis sheds new light on the history, causes, nature and consequences of trafficking from various theoretical, political and comparative angles. It critically examines the key debates, concerns and dilemmas facing regulators of trafficking and global crime, forcing the reader to question the increased tendency to criminalise trafficking along with the traditionally punitive responses which dominate its regulation. These efforts have culminated in a highly readable, intellectually engaging and clearly organised book suitable for a range of courses spanning the many disciplines it builds on, while serving as an insightful resource to policymakers and practitioners in search of new ideas and strategies for reducing trafficking and global crime
Michael Puniskis
Criminology and Criminal Justice

some interesting concepts covered with the first chapter defining trafficking and the different perspectives being particularly approachable.

Ms Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
April 11, 2016

I will be recommending that the library obtains a number of copies of this book so that it can be included as a key text for a new criminology unit on serious organised crime. This text provides a critique to the criminisation of human trafficking so is a welcome addition to the literature. The new unit is a second year unit which will be a core and taken by about 40 students.

It is also a useful text for students undertaking their dissertation on human trafficking.

Dr Ruth Van Dyke
Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, London South Bank University
March 13, 2012

An excellent text on this area

Dr Dean Wilson
Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Plymouth
December 8, 2011

An excellent introduction to the topic.

Mr David Porteous
Dept of Criminology, Middlesex University
November 28, 2011

I use this book as a complement to the textbook. This topic is timely, especially within our local communities.

Professor Linda Amador
-, California State University - San Marcos
October 20, 2011

This text presents a well articulated analysis of an issue of contemporary political, legislative and policy concern. Case studies ground the complexity of issues in practical examples and the book proceeds with a good balance between a theorizing of the situation and the practicalities of addressing it.

Dr Paul Taylor
Social Studies and Counselling, Chester University
September 22, 2011

An excellent addition to the growing knowledge-base on the issue of human trafficking.

Ms Natasha Chubbock
Div of Criminology, Nottingham Trent University
August 8, 2011

I do a dedicated session on human trafficking on our new Violence module, so this text is perfect for that. Chapter 6 is also useful for our Policing module.

Ms Clare Kinsella
Department of Law & Criminology, Edge Hill University
June 28, 2011

A very informative and accessible book. It explores varying and often conflicting arguments on the issue of human trafficking. A good guide for students and practitioners interested in this very subject

Dr Kassim Noor Mohamed
Division of Criminology, Birmingham City University
May 5, 2011

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