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Human Trafficking
A Comprehensive Exploration of Modern Day Slavery



September 2019 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Human Trafficking: A Comprehensive Exploration into Modern Day Slavery examines the legal, socio-cultural, historical, and political aspects of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. While most texts only cover sex trafficking and labor trafficking, this text takes a more inclusive approach, provide coverage of what is currently known about organ trafficking, child marriage, and child soldiers as well. These topics are explored within the borders of the United States as well as across the world. The reality is that this problem is not limited to one country or, even, one continent. Technology and globalization have made this an international crisis that requires a collaborative and cooperative international response. The goal of this text is to provide an accurate understanding of all forms of human trafficking and current responses to this crime.


You can find additional author-created digital resources to accompany this text at https://sagehtbook.weebly.com/

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I FUNDAMENTALS
 
Chapter 1 Human Trafficking in Context
No-So-Modern Slavery  
Root Causes of Human Trafficking: Supply, Demand, and Globalization  
International Definition of Human Trafficking  
Key Elements of Human Trafficking  
Approaches to Combating Human Trafficking  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 2 Challenges, Resources, and Recommendations
Challenges to Understanding Human Trafficking  
Additional Factors Causing Confusion in Understanding Human Trafficking  
Existing Resources to Improve Our Understanding of Human Trafficking  
Global Resources to Monitor Human Trafficking  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 3 Do Traditional Theories Help Us Understand Human Trafficking?
Assessing the Cost/Benefit Ratio: The Motivations of the Trafficker, Victim, and Buyer  
Moving Beyond Rational Thinking: Additional Considerations in Explaining the Behavior of Traffickers and Victims at the Individual Level  
Moving Beyond the Trafficker and Victim: Exploring the Impact of Ecological Factors  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 4 The Victims of Human Trafficking
Who Is a Victim?  
Turning Vulnerabilities Into Victimization  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 5 The Traffickers
Motivation  
Roles  
Organizational Structure of Trafficking Operations  
Characteristics of Traffickers  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
PART II SEX TRAFFICKING
 
Chapter 6 The Colliding Worlds of Prostitution and Human Trafficking
What Is Prostitution?  
Prevalence  
Demographics  
Push Factors for Prostitution  
Are Prostitution and Sex Trafficking the Same Thing?  
Regulating Prostitution  
Efforts to Control Prostitution and Their Impacts on Sex Trafficking  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 7 Moving Past the Prostitution Debate: An Examination of Sex Trafficking
An Introduction to Sex Trafficking  
Explaining the Prevalence of Sex Trafficking  
Stages in Sex Trafficking  
Child Sex Trafficking  
Women and Children Are Not the Only Victims  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 8 Sex Trafficking: Demand and Prevention
Demand  
Reactions to Sex Trafficking  
Prevention  
Protection  
Prosecution  
Partnership  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
PART III LABOR TRAFFICKING
 
Chapter 9 More Than Unfair Labor Practices
What Is Labor Trafficking?  
Portrait of Labor Trafficking in the U.S.  
Portrait of Labor Trafficking Globally  
Vulnerabilities and Demographics of Labor Trafficking Victims  
Child Labor Trafficking  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
Full-Length Case Studies  
 
Chapter 10 Responses to Labor Trafficking
Reactions to Labor Trafficking  
Theoretical Frameworks Guiding Existing Responses to Labor Trafficking  
Recovery: The Identification of Traffickers and Victims  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
PART IV OTHER FORMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
 
Chapter 11 Child Soldiers
Historical Context  
Definition  
Where Are Child Soldiers Found?  
Is This Human Trafficking?  
Responses to the Use of Child Soldiers  
Consequences  
Moving Forward  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 12 Organ Trafficking
Brief History of Organ Transplantation  
Brief History of Trafficking in Organs  
Forms of Trafficking in Organs  
Legal and Ethical Frameworks Pertaining to Trafficking in Organs  
Prevalence of Organ Trafficking  
Causes of Organ Trafficking  
Structure of Organ-Trafficking Operations  
Organ Trafficking as Organized Crime  
Research  
Economic Approaches  
Recovery  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resource  
 
Chapter 13 Forced and Child Marriage
The Fundaments of Forced and Child Marriage  
The Prevalence of Forced and Child Marriage  
The Condemnation of Child Marriage  
Global Perspectives of Child Marriage  
What Fuels Child Marriage?  
The Consequences of Child Marriage  
Responding to Forced and Child Marriage  
Predicting the Future of Child Marriage  
Conclusion  
Key Words  
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
Chapter 14 Conclusion
Overview  
Defining Elements  
Root Causes  
Research  
Identifying Traffickers  
Where Do We Go From Here?  
Remaining Issues in the Field of Human Trafficking  
Final Remarks  
 
References
 
Index

Human Trafficking: A Comprehensive Exploration of Modern Day Slavery is an excellent text for an undergraduate course. It offers a broadly-based description of human trafficking and potential ways to combat it in our communities.

Linn Huff-Corzine
University of Central Florida

The authors offer an invaluable insight into the complex phenomenon of human trafficking from a historical perspective to modern times.  The text is underpinned with relevant definitions, legislation, theoretical perspectives, debates and illustrations.  The reader is encouraged to engage in independent study and signposts for further reading are embedded throughout.


Janis Bourne-Day
Manchester Metropolitan University

Well written, comprehensive, great organization of the information (the whole textbook and each chapter); uses current data. Links to additional information/websites with the most current updates. Great provoking case studies/discussion questions. 


Iryna Malendevych
University of Central Florida

This is a contemporary human trafficking textbook which provides the reader with information about the topic in an interesting and engaging manner.  The fact that the text explores rarely discussed topics like organ trafficking and forced/child marriage makes it especially intriguing. 

Wendy Perkins
Marshall University

Human Trafficking is a comprehensive textbook that would be suitable for students in criminology, social work, and other social science programs.  It contains chapters on topics often ignored by other textbooks on the subject, and utilizes engaging narratives throughout the chapters which promote a deeper understanding of this complex issue. 

Elizabeth Perkins
Morehead State University

This text is well written and Informative. It is easy to follow and is a must read for information on Human Trafficking.

Jillian Noel
Germanna Community College

The book exhibits strong breadth of coverage and identifies key areas of analysis for the study of trafficking. It should work well as a primer for students who are looking for significant coverage of a complex problem area.

Kali Wright-Smith
Westminster College - Fulton

Comprehensive and thourough

Mr Christopher Martinez
History, Philosophy and Political Science Dept, Kingsborough Community College
June 24, 2019
Key features
  • FOCUS ON boxes offer the reader an opportunity to delve into a specific issue related to the chapter topic. These boxes are found through out each chapter, highlighting debatable topics, controversial issues, and unique challenges.
  • CASE STUDIES provide a human context to the issue of human trafficking. Also found throughout each chapter, this feature aims to remind readers that human trafficking is not simply an academic or political issue. Human lives are at stake.
  • Finally, CHALLENGE YOURSELF boxes offer readers a chance to think critically about what they are reading. Readers are asked to formulate opinions and assess critical issues. The goal of this feature is to remind readers to remain critical. Ask questions. Pave the way for progress in understanding and fighting this crime.
You can find additional author-created digital resources to accompany this text at https://sagehtbook.weebly.com/

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