Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

Offering an up-to-date and comprehensive resource for students and general readers investigating human trafficking, this book examines the phenomenon in its many forms, the factors contributing to its existence, the victims it affects, and those who perpetrate this horrific crime. • Provides readers with a greater understanding of the complexities of human trafficking―from lack of

Offering an up-to-date and comprehensive resource for students and general readers investigating human trafficking, this book examines the phenomenon in its many forms, the factors contributing to its existence, the victims it affects, and those who perpetrate this horrific crime.

• Provides readers with a greater understanding of the complexities of human trafficking―from lack of clarity in the definition to the problem of identifying victims―and how human trafficking differs from human smuggling

• Enables a greater appreciation for the social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to human trafficking and suggests how these crimes should be addressed

• Suggests measures that have been introduced and must be applied more extensively to combat trafficking and protect potential victims