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NCJ Number: 229546 Find in a Library
Title: Human Trafficking in Scotland
Journal: European Journal of Criminology  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:77-93
Author(s): Korin Lebov
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines interview-based research regarding human trafficking in Scotland.
Abstract: This paper reports on interview-based research carried out to improve the evidence base around human trafficking in Scotland. It aims to construct a more detailed national picture of the nature and extent of the phenomenon while also examining the issues and challenges for policing and victim care in a Scottish context. In total, 79 individuals believed to be victims of human trafficking came into contact with agencies in Scotland between April 2007 and March 2008. The majority of cases involved adult female victims who had been trafficked into sexual exploitation. Overall, this research echoes the message of that carried out in other jurisdictions: human trafficking is a complex area of policing and victim care with many challenges. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Scotland; Sex offenses; Victimization; Victims in foreign countries
Note: For additional articles in this special issue see NCJ-229541-45 and NCJ-229547.
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