Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence

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Abstract

Human trafficking and modern slavery have captured the imagination and attention of the international community. This book builds on the authors' first volume, Sex Trafficking: International context and response. Much has changed since the first volume was published, not least the shift away from sex trafficking to modern slavery as the dominant focus in policy and advocacy. Yet, as the authors argue, little has changed with regards to how nations respond. This volume re-examines the international counter-trafficking scholarship and policy response, to offer an analysis based on original and new data. This book lays the ground for specific forms of research and inquiry that are necessary to better understand and respond to the range of exploitative practices and conditions that give rise to human trafficking. This book offers a detailed analysis of the dominant response to human trafficking, which is framed by the criminal justice process. Examining the identification of victims, the investigation of cases, victim support, prosecutorial decisions and repatriation practices, the authors draw upon original research from Australia, Serbia and Thailand: three diverse nations that, like nations across the globe, have invested heavily in criminalisation as the dominant response to counter trafficking. They argue that exploitation sits at the nexus of global migration patterns and emphasise the importance of speaking to those directly affected by counter-trafficking policies and those directly involved in their implementation in order to produce empirical data to inform how we make sense of the numbers that are produced, the outcome of the policies and how we ought to determine success in this context. An empirical, criminologically informed opportunity to reconsider the dominant ways of understanding and strategies of responding to human trafficking, this multi-disciplinary book will be of interest to those engaged in criminology, sociology, law, political science, public policy and gender studies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages211
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781315542560
ISBN (Print)9781138686762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSex Trafficking: International context and response
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • human traficking
  • Modern slavery
  • Irregular migration
  • migration policing
  • Gender and crime

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Segrave, M. T., Milivojevic, S., & Pickering, S. (2018). Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence. (Sex Trafficking: International context and response). Oxford UK: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315542560
Segrave, Marie Therese ; Milivojevic, Sanja ; Pickering, Sharon. / Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery : The Absence of Evidence. Oxford UK : Routledge, 2018. 211 p. (Sex Trafficking: International context and response).
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Segrave, MT, Milivojevic, S & Pickering, S 2018, Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence. Sex Trafficking: International context and response, vol. 2, Routledge, Oxford UK. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315542560

Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery : The Absence of Evidence. / Segrave, Marie Therese; Milivojevic, Sanja; Pickering, Sharon.

Oxford UK : Routledge, 2018. 211 p. (Sex Trafficking: International context and response).

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Segrave MT, Milivojevic S, Pickering S. Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence. Oxford UK: Routledge, 2018. 211 p. (Sex Trafficking: International context and response). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315542560