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NCJ Number: 228701 Find in a Library
Title: Trafficking in Persons in Australia: Myths and Realities
Journal: Global Crime  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:August 2009  Pages:224-247
Author(s): Andreas Schloenhardt; Genevieve Beirne; Toby Corsbie
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 24
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the scale of human trafficking in Australia.
Abstract: Analysis of this data indicates that the realities of human trafficking are not well researched and much of the available information is the result of guesswork rather than analysis. More research is necessary to better estimate the extent of the crime and the policies appropriate to address it. The trafficking of persons in Australia is a problem which is poorly understood and little researched; anecdotal evidence, media reports, and statistical estimates without proper evidentiary bases are the only sources of information currently available about trafficking in persons, resulting in many myths about the levels and patterns of human trafficking. This article intends to produce a more accurate assessment of the scale of trafficking in light of open source evidence and calls for more research and greater openness to help dispel the misconceptions surrounding the issue. Data were collected for a research project undertaken by the University of Queensland, Australia and the University of British Columbia. 3 tables
Main Term(s): Australia; Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Media coverage; Needs assessment; Public information; Research methods; Statistical analysis
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