Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

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Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

Format:  Paperback,

550 pages

Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

Publish Date: Jun 2013

ISBN-13: 9780231161459

ISBN-10: 023116145X

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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.


Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Publish Date: Jun 2013
ISBN-13: 9780231161459
ISBN-10: 023116145X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 550
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 1
Work Visa Loopholes for Traffickersp. 11
United Statesp. 13
Japanp. 44
United Arab Emiratesp. 62
Stateless Personsp. 73
Thailandp. 75
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territoriesp. 94
Unrest, Displacement, and who is in Chargep. 111
Colombiap. 115
Iraqp. 131
Syriap. 146
Conflationp. 157
Canadap. 159
Conflicting Agendasp. 173
Italyp. 175
Francep. 186
Gender Apartheidp. 197
Iranp. 199
Social Hierarchyp. 213
Indiap. 217
Nigerp. 236
Chinap. 249
Muti Murderp. 269
South Africap. 271
Hard-To-Prove Criterion and a Slap on the Wristp. 295
Australiap. 299
United Kingdomp. 315
Chilep. 330
Germanyp. 340
Transparent Bordersp. 351
Polandp. 353
Fear Factorp. 371
Mexicop. 373
Poverty and Economic Boomp. 393
Russiap. 395
Brazilp. 413
Conclusionp. 427
Notesp. 441
Referencesp. 449
Indexp. 523

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