By Stephanie Hepburn
This exceptional learn of intercourse trafficking, compelled exertions, organ trafficking, and intercourse tourism throughout twenty-four international locations highlights the reports of the sufferers, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers taken with this brutal alternate. Combining statistical information with intimate debts and interviews, journalist Stephanie Hepburn and justice pupil Rita J. Simon create a dynamic quantity absolute to train and spur action.
Hepburn and Simon recount the lives of sufferers in the course of and after their adventure with trafficking, and so they keep on with the actions of traffickers prior to trap and their results after sentencing. every one bankruptcy facilities at the trafficking practices and anti-trafficking measures of a unmarried state: 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 uk, and the us. analyzing those countries' legislation, Hepburn and Simon demonstrate gaps in laws and enforcement and description the cultural norms and biases, societal assumptions, and conflicting regulations that make trafficking situations so pervasive and resilient. This research issues out these such a lot susceptible in each one state and the categorical cultural, fiscal, environmental, and geopolitical components that give a contribution to every nation's trafficking concerns. in addition, the learn additionally highlights universal phenomena that governments and foreign anti-traffickers may still give some thought to of their struggle by contrast illicit trade.
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Extra info for Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight
Displacement creates vulnerability to a variety of exploitations, including human trafficking. Guerrilla and rebel forces also force and lure children to join their groups. Child soldiers can be found in Colombia and Iraq. Geographic location is also essential to the trafficking scenario. Yet, it isn’t just location, per se, but also grouping that is a factor, at least when it comes to the European Union (EU). For instance, Poland joined the European Union and became part of the Schengen area, where signatory nations are, in essence, a single country for the purpose of travel.
Children in agricultural employment are also a particularly vulnerable population. S. Department of Labor, 2009a). S. children, some as young as nine years old, are migrant and seasonal farmworkers (Hess, 2007, pp. 2, 6, 11). There is a common misconception among Americans that human trafficking within the United States is an underground industry whose victims and abusers are exclusively immigrants. S. citizens and legal residents can also become victims of human trafficking. In September 2005 “Sarah” ran away from home and met her traffickers, Matthew Gray (30 years old) and Jannelle Butler (21 years old), through a friend.
Edu Copyright © 2013 Columbia University Press All rights reserved E-ISBN 978-0-231-53331-7 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hepburn, Stephanie, 1977– Human trafficking around the world : hidden in plain sight / Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon. pages cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-231-16144-2 (cloth : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-0-231-16145-9 (paperback : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-0-231-53331-7 (e-book) 1. Human trafficking. I. Simon, Rita J. (Rita James), 1931– II.