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Trafficking and Global Crime Control

Trafficking and Global Crime Control

  • Maggy Lee - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

© 2011 | 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

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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