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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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