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Human Trafficking
Applying Research, Theory, and Case Studies

With Case Writers Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Terry A. Wolfer, and Elizabeth Goatley



© 2018 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This practical, interdisciplinary text draws from empirically grounded scholarship, survivor-centered practices, and an ecological perspective to help readers develop an understanding of the meaning and scope of human trafficking. Throughout the book, the authors address the specific vulnerabilities of human trafficking victims, their medical-psycho-social needs, and issues related to direct service delivery. They also address the identification of human trafficking crimes, traffickers, and the impact of this crime on the global economy. Using detailed case studies to illuminate real situations, the book covers national and international anti-trafficking policies, prevention and intervention strategies, promising practices to combat human trafficking, responses of law enforcement and service providers, organizational challenges, and the cost of trafficking to human wellbeing. 

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Section I A Holistic Approach to Understanding Human Trafficking
 
Chapter 1 A Primer to Human Trafficking: Understanding Scope and Dimensions
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Decision Case  
4. Selected Theory/Framework  
5. Scientific Knowledge  
6. Calling Attention to Complex Issues or Critical Discourse  
7. Chapter Summary  
8. Key Terms  
9. Active Learning Exercises or In-Class Discussions  
10. Suggestions for Further Learning (Books, Policies, Websites, and Films)  
11. Suggestions for Further Research/Project/Homework/Exam Exercises  
12. References  
 
Chapter 2 Understanding the Context of History
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Scientific Knowledge/Literature  
4. Key Terms  
5. In-Class Discussion Questions/Exercises  
6. Additional Reading  
7. Web Resources  
8. Project Assignments and Homework Suggestions  
9. Films  
10. References  
 
Chapter 3 Understanding Terms, Definitions, and Intersectionality
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Selected Theories/Frameworks  
4. Decision Case  
5. Scientific Knowledge/Literature  
6. Factors Complicating Definitions  
7. Intersectionality of Human Trafficking and Other Issues and Crimes  
8. Complex Issues and Critical Discourse  
9. Chapter Summary  
10. Key Terms  
11. Active Learning Exercises or In-Class Discussion Questions  
12. Suggestions for Further Learning  
13. Research/Project Assignments/Homework/Exam Exercises  
14. References  
 
Chapter 4 The Economics of Human Trafficking
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Decision Case  
4. Selected Theories  
5. Scientific Knowledge/Literature  
6. Chapter Summary  
7. Key Terms  
8. Active Learning Exercises or In-Class Discussion Questions  
9. Suggestions for Further Learning  
10. Suggestions for Further Research or Projects/ Homework/Exams  
11. References  
 
Section II A Holistic Approach at Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels
 
Chapter 5 Understanding, Disruption, and Interventions at the Micro Level
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Selected Theories/Framework  
4. Decision Case  
5. Scientific Knowledge/Literature  
6. Chapter Summary  
7. Key Terms  
8. Active Learning Exercises or In-Class Discussion Questions  
9. Suggestions for Further Learning  
10. Research/Project Assignments/Homework/ Exam Exercises  
11. References  
 
Chapter 6 Understanding, Disruption, and Interventions at the Mezzo Level
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Selected Theories/Frameworks  
4. Decision Case  
5. Scientific Knowledge at the Mezzo Level  
6. Chapter Summary  
7. Key Terms  
8. Active Learning Exercises or In-Class Discussion Questions  
9. Suggestions for Further Learning  
10. Suggestions for Further Research or Projects/Homework/Exams  
11. References  
 
Chapter 7 Understanding, Disruption, and Interventions at the Macro Level
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Selected Theories/Frameworks: Feminism as a Range of Theoretical Approaches to Human Trafficking  
4. Decision Case  
5. Scientific Knowledge  
6. Complex and Critical Discourse: Prostitution-Related Policies  
7. Implications for Practice: Applying Feminist Approaches to Sex Trafficking  
8. Chapter Summary  
9. Key Terms  
10. Active Learning Exercises or In-Class Discussion Questions  
11. Suggestions for Further Learning  
12. Research Assignments/Project Assignments/Homework/ Exam Exercises  
13. References  
 
Section III A Holistic Approach to Taking Actions
 
Chapter 8 Understanding Collective Impact and Individual Action
1. Learning Objectives  
2. Key Ideas  
3. Introduction  
4. Scientific Knowledge  
5. Summary  
6. Key Terms  
7. Active Learning Exercises and Discussion Questions  
8. Assignments or Homework  
9. In-Class Discussion Questions  
10. Suggestions for Further Learning  
11. References  
 
Appendices
 
Appendix A: 2015 NHTRC Annual Report
 
Appendix B: Survey to Assess Student Knowledge Regarding Human Trafficking
 
Appendix C: Human Trafficking Video Resources
 
Appendix D: Syllabus for Undergraduate Modern-Day Slavery Course
 
Index

“This book offers broad coverage of the topic which is good for a number of audiences. It delivers most confidently the information centered on victim experiences and service delivery which feels very useful for those working in social work or other professions that lead to encounters with victims.   The emphasis on intersectionality shows the need for coordination among a diversity of actors and shows how this is a problem that connects to a number of societal issues and micro-level experiences. This is useful from a problem-solution definition perspective.”

Emile Hafner-Burton
Westminster College

  “I like the organization of micro/mezzo/macro levels. I have yet to see a book that effectively breaks apart the complex factors that perpetuate human trafficking—the authors of this book appear to do that, and they introduce some of the more recent struggles faced by this movement as it grows.”

Wendy Stickle
University of Maryland

“This is a very comprehensive book. I still see it as mostly for social work students, but I think the authors have achieved high degree of an interdisciplinary approach in this text.”

Nadia Shapkina
Kansas State University
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • One or more theoretical or conceptual frameworks in every chapter offer a range of perspectives on human trafficking that deepen understanding of this complex social problem.
  • An ecological and intersectionality perspective ties poverty, gender, prostitution, undocumented workers, and unpaid immigrant labor to the issue of human trafficking to help students understand the scope of the problem and its overlap with human rights issues.
  • Case studies based on real trafficking cases worked by social workers and law enforcement elicit debate about potential challenges and ethical dilemmas common in human trafficking responses.
  • Discussion questions and interactive classroom exercises and projects help students understand issues and apply key concepts. 

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