Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking : Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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With a range of experts from different disciplines and professions, this text comprehensively explains human trafficking as it exists and is being addressed in the twenty-first century. The first section gives an overview of the issue and contextualizes it within a human rights and historical framework. The second section provides the reader with more detailed, interdisciplinary information about trafficking. The third section, which contains a chapter written by a former FBI, agent focuses on the anti-trafficking movement and addresses international responses to the problem as well as considerations for working with victims. Human Trafficking text closes with a chapter about how trafficking is being addressed and how individuals, larger social groups, and organizations can get involved in putting an end to the crime and to helping survivors. Human Trafficking is essential reading for professionals working in many fields, including law enforcement, human services, and health care, and for concerned citizens interested in human rights and how to make a difference in their communities. This book is also intended for use in undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary courses in human more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 716.68g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 10 black & white tables
  • 1138931012
  • 9781138931015

About Mary C. Burke

Mary C. Burke is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Carlow University where she is the program director of the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. She has been involved in anti-human trafficking efforts since 2004 and is the founder of the Project to End Human Trafficking ( more

Table of contents

Section I: Human Trafficking Explained 1. Introduction to Human Trafficking: Definitions and Prevalence (Burke) 2. Historical Perspective: Slavery over the Centuries (Newman) Section II: A Closer Look 3. Sociological Perspective: Underlying Causes (Cottingham, Nowak, Snyder, & Swauger) 4. Human Security and Development Issues in Human Trafficking (Turek) 5. Fear, Fraud, and Frank Complexities: The Influence of Gender on Human Trafficking (Ruchti) 6. Making Money out of Misery: Trafficking for Labor Exploitation (Kane) 7. Common Forms: Sex Trafficking (McCabe) 8. The Exploitation Equation: Distinguishing Child Trafficking from Other Types of Child Mobility in West Africa(Kielland) Section III: The Anti-Slavery Movement 9. Law Enforcement Considerations for Human Trafficking (Orisini) 10. Victim Protection Policy in a Local Context: A Case Study (Testai) 11. Human Trafficking and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Lugris) 12. Human Trafficking and its Contribution to the Globalization of Infectious Diseases: Implications for Victims and Health Care Providers (Travis and Sharshenkulov) 13. Addressing the Problem: Community-Based Responses and Coordination (Reed)show more

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