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Forum on Crime and Society Volume 6, No. 1 and 2, 2007

NCJ Number
Forum on Crime and Society Volume: 6 Issue: 1,2 Dated: 2007 Pages: 1-224
Sandeep Chawla
Date Published
February 2008
223 pages
Six featured articles discuss the global status of legislation to counter trafficking in persons; the criminal justice response to this widespread activity; human-trafficking patterns and flows; the involvement of organized crime in human trafficking in Europe; and progress in the international monitoring of trafficking trends, patterns, and flows, followed by a review of the prevalence of and responses to human trafficking in various countries and regions of the world.
"The State of the World's Response to the Crime of Human Trafficking" reviews the evolution of the criminalization of this practice in many countries. "Status of the Legislation in Trafficking in Persons" follows with a more detailed report on relevant legislation enacted in countries of various regions of the world. "The Criminal Justice Response to Trafficking in Persons" provides examples of how the introduction of the specific criminal offense of trafficking in persons should be followed by an increased political commitment to address this crime, along with more prosecutions and convictions. "Trafficking in Persons Patterns" profiles victims and offenders associated with human trafficking and distinctions in these profiles among regions of the world. "Trafficking in Persons Flows" uses existing data in identifying three dimensions in the flow of trafficking in persons: transregional trafficking, intraregional trafficking, and domestic trafficking. "Inside Europe: Human Trafficking and Organized Crime on the European Continent" provides a detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the human trafficking flow within and to European nations, as well as the criminal justice response to it. Another section of the journal presents the following information on human trafficking in specified regions and subregions: Institutional framework for responding to human trafficking, the criminal justice responses, and services to victims of human trafficking. 6 tables and 18 figures