Global Trafficking in Women and Children


Global Trafficking in Women and Children



Edited by College at Brockport former faculty member Obi N.I. Ebbe, and Dilip K. Das.

War, poverty, and famine; political, social, and economic change; and the deep seated views and rituals rooted in a culture's history and traditions all contribute to the widespread and growing trafficking of women and children. The multilayered complexity, myriad contributing factors, enormous amount of money involved, and sheer magnitude of the problem render it impossible to solve with the fractured and isolated measures of individual organizations and countries. Only complete cooperation and collaboration at all levels can establish the most proactive and self-sustaining approach to reduce this global crime. Gathering knowledge and experience from more than 40 countries, this book clearly demonstrates the scale and spread of the problem, providing a powerful analysis of the circumstances that contribute to the abuse and victimization of women and children as well as the international policies and strategies used to combat this crime. Divided into two parts, it begins with an introduction to the definition, nature, and scope of human trafficking. It discusses several social theories as well as evident environmental influences. It also examines measures to control and prevent human trafficking from stricter laws and monetary aid, to global community and law enforcement collaboration. Part 2 consists of case studies, drawing examples from a range of countries involved in every stage in the process, and highlighting the unique characteristics of human trafficking in each. Chapters include the prevalence of child pornography in Japan, child abduction in China, bonded child labor in India, and child soldiering in Congo (Zaire) and other African countries. The final chapters discuss law enforcement in the US and UK, community policing in Australia, and the cooperative national plan in place in Croatia.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2008.

xix, 251 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Criminal Procedure | International Law


Criminal Justice


Located in Drake Library at: HQ281 .G56 2008

Foreword / David Barrett, Maria Kukheueva -- Part 1. Definition, nature, control, and prevention of global trafficking in women and children. Introduction : an overview of trafficking in women and children ; The nature and scope of trafficking in women and children ; Causes of trafficking in women and children ;. Control and prevention of trafficking in women and children / Obi N. I. Ebbe -- Part 2. Case studies in trafficking in women and children. 5. Trafficking in women and children in Japan / Haruhiko Higuchi -- Trafficking in women and children in China / Gu Mikang -- Child labor and the trafficking industry in India / Chandrika M. Kelso -- Trafficking children for child labor and prostitution in Nigeria / Olakunle Michael Folami -- 9. Plight of trafficked women in Nepal / Govind Prasas Thapa -- The emergence of trafficking in women and children in Bosnia and Herzegovina : a case study / Velibor Lalić -- Trafficking in women for the sex industry in Moldova / D. Scharie Tavcer -- Trafficking in human beings : training and services in American law enforcement agencies / Deborah G. Wilson, William F. Walsh, Sherilyn Kleuber -- The challenges of trafficking in women and children in Sierra Leone / Brima Acha Kamara -- The challenges of combating trafficking in women and children in Nigeria -- Operational perspective on trafficking in women and children in the United Kingdom / William Hughes -- The role of community policing in trafficking in women and children in Australia / John Murray -- Trafficking and exploitation of women and children in Croatia / Marijo Rošić -- Bibliography -- International Police Executive Symposium -- Index.