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NCJ Number: 228374 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Trafficking: International Context and Response
Author(s): Marie Segrave; Sanja Milivojevic; Sharon Pickering
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 243
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-84392-510-1
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Book Review
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book offers an empirical and criminological examination of the dominant strategies of responding to sex trafficking.
Abstract: This book offers a nuanced empirical account of sex trafficking and an alternative framework to advance the human rights of women. Chapter 1 reviews the research landscape of sex trafficking to which the narratives of trafficked women, women’s advocates, policymakers, and criminal justice officials are explored. Chapter 2 examines how women come to the attention of the agencies that are involved in the process of locating victims and their subsequent rescue in the countries of Serbia, Thailand, and Australia. Chapter 3 focuses on the identification process of potential trafficking victims in terms of its design and implementation as stipulated by authorities, and on the accounts offered by both those working outside the official processes, and those subject to these processes, such as migrant women and victims of trafficking. Chapter 4 examines the various ways in which women are provided with a safe place and assistance once they have been identified as potential victims of trafficking, focusing on the first phase of rehabilitation strategies. Chapter 5 focuses on the complex and contradictory accounts of prosecutions and the ways in which prosecution processes and outcomes are described and legitimated by a range of professionals in the anti-trafficking fields as well as by women who experienced the process. Chapter 6 examines and highlights the consistencies across post-criminal justice responses, specifically, the role of the border in delineating the requirements of victims/witnesses. Chapter 7 provides conclusions and current predominate approaches as well as alternative future approaches for responding to sex trafficking. Notes, references, and index
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward victims; Innocent victims; Sexual assault victims; Victim identification; Victim reactions to crime; Victim reactions to the Criminal Justice System; Victimization; Victims of violent crime
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