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NCJ Number: 229541 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Special Issue: Human Trafficking
Journal: European Journal of Criminology  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:5-10
Author(s): John Winterdyk; Philip Reichel
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 6
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introductory piece presents an overview of the articles contained in the special issue of this journal that cover a range of key social, economic, political, and legal issues as they relate to human trafficking.
Abstract: This special issue focuses on a crime that has been classified by the United Nations as the third most profitable crime in the world - human trafficking (Fichtelberg 2008). The international contributions in this issue cover a range of key social, economic, political and legal issues as they relate to human trafficking. The genesis for this collection evolved out of a major project led by Philip Reichel which was completed in 2007. Reichel and an international team examined Canadian and US practices of combating human trafficking. In addition, the project explored a range of initiatives used in Europe and proposed by the United Nations. Before presenting an overview of the articles, we thought it instructive to provide a synopsis of some of the fundamental issues involved in human trafficking. Our thinking was that a brief discussion of these more general, descriptive, theoretical and practical issues would provide some context for readers unfamiliar with the subject of human trafficking. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Economic analysis of crime; Foreign countries; United Nations standards; US/foreign comparisons
Note: For additional articles in this special issue see NCJ-229542-47.
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