Trafficking and Global Crime Control
- Maggy Lee - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, University of Essex, UK, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong
Organized Crime | Political Sociology | Sociology of Deviance | Sociology of Globalization | Victimology |
In a world where global flows of people and commodities are on the increase, crimes related to illegal trafficking are creating new concerns for society. This in turn has brought about new and contentious forms of regulation, surveillance, and control. There is a pressing need to consider both the problem itself, and the impact of international anti-trafficking responses.
This authoritative work examines key issues and debates on sex and labor trafficking, drawing on theoretical, empirical, and comparative material to inform the discussion of major trends and future directions. The text brings together key criminological and sociological literature on migration studies, gender, globalization, human rights, security, victimology, policing, and control to provide the most complete overview available on the subject.
Suitable for students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice and sociology, this book sheds unique light on this highly topical and complex subject.
Trafficking in people is arguably one of the most contested topics in criminology in the last two decades..This book represents a significant contribution towards building a more sound knowledge about trafficking. Exceptionally well written and structured, its seven chapters look into important aspects of trafficking...Moreover, in addition to outlining the problematic terrain of current knowledge of, and responses to trafficking, the book also offers an uncompromising line of argument that effectively deconstructs existing misconceptions and stereotypes about trafficking, and proposes an alternative framework for better understanding and engaging with this complex social issue...Trafficking and Global Crime Control is a must read for academics, researchers, students, journalists, practitioners, and activists
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
This book makes a strong contribution to contemporary criminology and the many other disciplines Lee weaves together in order to provide the necessary multidisciplinary perspective on a multi-faceted problem. In doing so, the analysis sheds new light on the history, causes, nature and consequences of trafficking from various theoretical, political and comparative angles. It critically examines the key debates, concerns and dilemmas facing regulators of trafficking and global crime, forcing the reader to question the increased tendency to criminalise trafficking along with the traditionally punitive responses which dominate its regulation. These efforts have culminated in a highly readable, intellectually engaging and clearly organised book suitable for a range of courses spanning the many disciplines it builds on, while serving as an insightful resource to policymakers and practitioners in search of new ideas and strategies for reducing trafficking and global crime
Criminology and Criminal Justice
some interesting concepts covered with the first chapter defining trafficking and the different perspectives being particularly approachable.
I will be recommending that the library obtains a number of copies of this book so that it can be included as a key text for a new criminology unit on serious organised crime. This text provides a critique to the criminisation of human trafficking so is a welcome addition to the literature. The new unit is a second year unit which will be a core and taken by about 40 students.
It is also a useful text for students undertaking their dissertation on human trafficking.
An excellent text on this area
An excellent introduction to the topic.
I use this book as a complement to the textbook. This topic is timely, especially within our local communities.
This text presents a well articulated analysis of an issue of contemporary political, legislative and policy concern. Case studies ground the complexity of issues in practical examples and the book proceeds with a good balance between a theorizing of the situation and the practicalities of addressing it.
An excellent addition to the growing knowledge-base on the issue of human trafficking.
I do a dedicated session on human trafficking on our new Violence module, so this text is perfect for that. Chapter 6 is also useful for our Policing module.
A very informative and accessible book. It explores varying and often conflicting arguments on the issue of human trafficking. A good guide for students and practitioners interested in this very subject