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NCJ Number: NCJ 240891     Find in a Library
Title: Human Trafficking Law and Social Structures
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Author(s): Alese Wooditch
  Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:56  Issue:5  Dated:August 2012  Pages:673 to 690
Date Published: 08/2012
Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This study used Black's (1976) theory of law, a general thesis on the behavior of law, to the problem of human trafficking.
Abstract: Human trafficking has only recently emerged at the forefront of policy reform, even in developed nations. Yet, heightened awareness of the issue has not translated into effective policy as the majority of nations have ineffective anti-trafficking practices; many countries have failed to criminalize human trafficking, whereas others do not actively enforce statutes in place. By applying Black’s theory of law, this study offers a preliminary understanding into the variation of global prosecutorial efforts in human trafficking and adequacy of anti-trafficking law. To isolate this relationship, the effects of trafficking markets are controlled. As with prior research, the study finds limited support for the theory. The article concludes with a discussion on the implications of the quantity of anti-trafficking law and morphology association for policy development. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Theory ; Policy ; Prosecution ; Law reform
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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