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NCJ Number: 222026 Find in a Library
Title: Traffickers and Trafficking in Southern and Eastern Europe: Considering the Other Side of Human Trafficking
Journal: European Journal of Criminology  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:January 2008  Pages:39-68
Author(s): Rebecca Surtees
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 30
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the patterns of human trafficking from and within South-Eastern Europe, with attention to traffickers and their activities.
Abstract: The author concludes that human trafficking in South-Eastern Europe is a complex, ever-evolving, organized crime industry that has witnessed a transformation in recent years. It is noted that the profile of the traditional trafficker has changed, as well as their strategies, behaviors, and tactics, in response to social, economic, and political situations. Nevertheless, trafficking continues to be a wide-ranging and often violent issue that needs to be seriously addressed by authorities in the region. Enforcement efforts in the region are often restricted due to limited information on organized crime and human trafficking networks and have been slow to adapt to changes in trafficking profiles and tactics. However, enforcement efforts have increased, become better organized, and have incorporated transnational strategies where countries in the region cooperate to combat this crime. The author stresses that law enforcement efforts will have to evolve further in order for human trafficking to be effectively reduced and prevented in the region. Information about traffickers and their inner workings is central to this effort. Footnotes, acknowledgements, references, and author biography
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Eastern Europe; Victims of Crime
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