Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective

Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective

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Edited by Kimberly A. McCabe, Edited by Sabita Manian, Contributions by Karin Bruckmuller, Contributions by Brad Bullock, Contributions by Michael A. Bush, Contributions by Mirna Carranza, Contributions by Yingyu Chen, Contributions by Brian E. Crim, Contributions by James B. Grassano, Contributions by Sunita Manian

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  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0739129341
  • ISBN 13: 9780739129340
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,312,177

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Global estimates of human trafficking range from 600,000 to four million victims each year with the majority being victims of sex trafficking. This strikingly large range belies the difficulty in gathering, defining, and accountability of sex-trafficking data. Victims of sex trafficking may be forced into pornography, prostitution for the military or militia, spousal prostitution, and prostitution for the sex-tourism industry. In response to the problem of sex trafficking, many nations have either misunderstood the definition or failed to comprehend the magnitude that have occurs within their borders. The United Nations has defined 'human trafficking' as 'the recruitment, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by threat or use of force.' Similarly, the U.S. State Department's Trafficking Victims Protection Act 2000 describes severe forms of trafficking as: (a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or (b) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. In Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective, sex trafficking is discussed in terms of its multiple purposes and its victims. The essays provide information to build upon the limited knowledge-base on the subject of sex trafficking and the legislative responses to human trafficking by the various highlighted countries. This collection is unique because it serves the needs of those studying human trafficking from a global perspective by targeting the issue within every geographic region, it provides a general profile of geographic regions in terms of demographic characteristics and political conditions that may support the growth of sex trafficking, and it is written on a basic information-supply-level to provide readers with a foundation on human trafficking throughout the world.

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Kimberly A. McCabe is dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences and professor of criminology at Lynchburg College. Sabita Manian is professor of international relations at Lynchburg College.

Review quote

This is a fantastic new book about an extremely important issue. Great information for students and faculty interested in solutions to the problem of human trafficking. -- James Michael Lampinen, University of Arkansas McCabe and Manian shed light on the crime of sex trafficking around the globe by looking closely at causes, incidence, and anti-trafficking efforts by country and region. This book will be an indispensable reference for all who care about ending sex trafficking. -- Mary Crawford, University of Connecticut, author of Sex Trafficking in South Asia: Telling Maya's Story

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Defining Sex Trafficking Part 2 Part I: Africa Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Sex Trafficking in the Horn of Africa Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Sex Trafficking in the Countries of South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe Part 5 Part II: East Asia and Pacific Chapter 6 Chapter 4: An Anatomy of Asian Gangs Involved in Sex Trafficking: An Application of Routine Activities Theory Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Taiwan's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking Between 2001 and 2008 Part 8 Part III: Europe Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Mercenary Territory: A UK Perspective on Human Trafficking Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Human Trafficking in Austria, Poland, and Croatia Part 11 Part IV: Near East Chapter 12 Chapter 8: The Wretched of the Earth: Trafficking, the Maghreb and Europe Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Addicted to Cheap Labor: The Gulf States, the Near East, and Sex Trafficking Part 14 Part V: South Asia Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Trafficking in India Chapter 16 Chapter 11: Afghanistan and the Sex Trade Part 17 Part VI: Western Hemisphere Chapter 18 Chapter 12: Sex Traffic and Trafficking in the Caribbean Chapter 19 Chapter 13: Child Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Nicaragua: A Critical Globalization Perspective Part 20 Part VII: North America Chapter 21 Chapter 14: Sex Trafficking in the United States Chapter 22 Chapter 15: Sex Trafficking in Canada: Limited Efforts in Law Enforcement Chapter 23 Chapter 16: Sex Trafficking and Mexico Chapter 24 Chapter 17: Conclusion: Anti-Trafficking Efforts