Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

By: Stephanie Hepburn (author), Rita Simon (author)Hardback

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This unprecedented study of sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved in this brutal trade. Combining statistical data with intimate accounts and interviews, journalist Stephanie Hepburn and justice scholar Rita J. Simon create a dynamic volume sure to educate and spur action. Hepburn and Simon recount the lives of victims during and after their experience with trafficking, and they follow the activities of traffickers before capture and their outcomes after sentencing. Each chapter centers on the trafficking practices and anti-trafficking measures of a single country: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Niger, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examining these nations' laws, Hepburn and Simon reveal gaps in legislation and enforcement and outline the cultural norms and biases, societal assumptions, and conflicting policies that make trafficking scenarios so pervasive and resilient. This study points out those most vulnerable in each nation and the specific cultural, economic, environmental, and geopolitical factors that contribute to each nation's trafficking issues. Furthermore, the study also highlights common phenomena that governments and international anti-traffickers should consider in their fight against this illicit trade.

About Author

Stephanie Hepburn is an independent journalist whose work has been published in Americas Quarterly, USA Today U-Wire, and Gender Issues. She is a weekly and monthly contributing writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Washington College of Law at American University, she integrates her legal and journalism backgrounds to create pieces that are highly informative and have a human tone. Her book with Rita J. Simon, Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over, was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. She has published more than forty books and is currently the editor of Gender Issues.


Introduction Part I: Work Visa Loopholes for Traffickers 1. United States 2. Japan 3. United Arab Emirates Part II: Stateless Persons 4. Thailand 5. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Part III: Unrest, Displacement, and Who Is in Charge 6. Colombia 7. Iraq 8. Syria Part IV. Conflation 9. Canada Part V: Conflicting Agendas 10. Italy 11. France Part VI: Gender Apartheid 12. Iran Part VII: Social Hierarchy 13. India 14. Niger 15. China Part VIII: Muti Murder 16. South Africa Part IX: Hard-To-Prove Criterion and a Slap on the Wrist 17. Australia 18. United Kingdom 19. Chile 20. Germany Part X: Transparent Borders 21. Poland Part XI: Fear Factor 22. Mexico Part XII. Poverty and Economic Boom 23. Russia 24. Brazil Conclusion Notes References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780231161442
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9780231161442
  • ISBN10: 0231161441

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