Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203068084
  • ISBN-13: 9780203068083
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The practice of one human being exploiting another in slavery-like conditions is not new. Today, it is called human trafficking. Social, political, and economic forces over the past 60 years have changed how and why this human rights abuse occurs. In order to solve this or any social problem, it is important that it is fully understood. With a range of contributing subject experts from different disciplines and professions, this text comprehensively explains human trafficking as it exists and is being addressed in the twenty-first century. 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 trafficking. A bank of test items applicable to each article in the book is available to instructors interested in selecting this edition for course use.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Human Trafficking.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Detailed Contents.
1: Human Trafficking Explained.
2: Introduction to Human Trafficking: Definitions and Prevalence.
3: Historical Perspective: Slavery Over the Centuries.
4: A Closer Look.
5: Sociological Perspective: Underlying Causes.
6: Human Security and Development Issues in Human Trafficking.
7: Fear, Fraud, and Frank Complexities: The Influence of Gender on Human Trafficking.
8: Making Money out of Misery: Trafficking for Labor Exploitation.
9: Common Forms: Sex Trafficking.
10: The Exploitation Equation: Distinguishing Child Trafficking from Other Types of Child Mobility in West Africa.
11: The Antislavery Movement.
12: Law Enforcement Considerations for Human Trafficking.
13: Victim Protection Policy in a Local Context: A Case Study.
14: Human Trafficking and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
15: Human Trafficking and Its Contribution to the Globalization of Infectious Diseases: Implications for Victims and Health Care Providers.
16: Addressing the Problem: Community-Based Responses and Coordination.
Author Biographies.