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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 224392     Find in a Library
Title: Data and Research on Human Trafficking: Bibliography of Research-Based Literature
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Elzbieta M. Gozdziak Ph.D. ; Micah N. Bump M.A.
Corporate Author: Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2008
Page Count: 59
  Annotation: This report presents findings from a 12-month project undertaken by the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University.
Abstract: There is little systematic and reliable data on the scale of the phenomenon of human trafficking; limited understanding of the characteristics of victims, their life experiences, and their trafficking trajectories; poor understanding of the modus operandi of traffickers and their networks; and lack of evaluation research on the effectiveness of governmental antitrafficking policies and the efficacy of rescue and restore programs, among other gaps in the current state of knowledge about human trafficking. Such information is vital to helping decisionmakers craft effective policies, service providers develop culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate and efficacious programs, and law enforcement enhance their ability to identify and protect victims and prosecute traffickers. Further, those responsible for addressing trafficking in persons and related issues should be able to differentiate between the sensational publications intended to raise awareness about the issue and the more serious literature, based on systematic, methodologically rigorous, and peer-reviewed empirical research. This report provides a detailed description of the processes involved in identifying English language research-based literature on human trafficking; the database searched and the keywords used to identify pertinent references; discussion of the development of the taxonomy used to categorize identified research-based journal articles, reports, and books; and the results of the categorization of the research according to the taxonomy. The report ends with a discussion of existing research gaps. Tables, figures and references
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Research ; Data collection ; Victims of Crime ; Criminology overview texts ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2007-VT-BX-K002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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