Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Legacies of Slavery and Human Trafficking

  3. Explanations and Methods of Inquiry

  4. Types of Trafficking in Human Beings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Alexandra Ricard-Guay, Jill Hanley
      Pages 287-302
    3. Susan C. Mapp
      Pages 353-370
    4. Laurie Sadler Lawrence
      Pages 371-382
    5. Marie Segrave, Bodean Hedwards, Dinar Tyas
      Pages 437-450
    6. Mary C. Burke, Barbara Amaya, Kelly Dillon
      Pages 451-465
    7. Kristina Lugo
      Pages 521-540
    8. Justin Trounson, Jeffrey Pfeifer
      Pages 541-555
  5. Human Trafficking and Response Mechanisms

About this book


This handbook is an international, comprehensive, reference tool in the field of trafficking in people and slavery. It covers everything from historical perspectives to cutting-edge topics to provide a high-level and systematic examination of the field which is at the forefront of both research and practice. It has an impressive breadth of entries from leading experts and international organisations to NGOs on the ground. This handbook is truly global with contributions from scholars and practitioners on virtually every continent (e.g. Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America). This book also covers problematic areas that cannot be found in other reference works.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking is divided into eight key sections:

1. History of Slavery and Trafficking in Persons

2. Explanations and Methods of Inquiry

3. Types of Trafficking in Persons

4. Trafficking in Persons and Response Mechanisms

5. Organizational Profiles

6. Country, Region and Local Response Mechanisms

7. The work of Non-Governmental Organizations

8. Future Issues and Directions in Controlling Trafficking in Persons.


modern slavery slavery sex trafficking child trafficking human rights organised crime violence NGOs controlling trafficking criminology victims refugees migrants feminist studies sexual exploitation citizenship security migration forced marriage forced labour

Editors and affiliations

  • John Winterdyk
    • 1
  • Jackie Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics, Justice and Policy StudiesMount Royal UniversityCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Former Professor of Feminist Legal StudiesCardiffUK

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