Measuring Human Trafficking: Complexities And Pitfalls

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The trafficking of human beings is a major worldwide problem. This book addresses the need for a system that provides the same set of quantitative and qualitative data to help develop a comprehensive counter-strategy. It analyzes various definitions as well as the complexity of phenomena that impair the collection and comparability of data. Coverage also examines different approaches with the aim of coming to an effective monitoring system.

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Overview

The trafficking of human beings is a major worldwide problem. This book addresses the need for a system that provides the same set of quantitative and qualitative data to help develop a comprehensive counter-strategy. It analyzes various definitions as well as the complexity of phenomena that impair the collection and comparability of data. Coverage also examines different approaches with the aim of coming to an effective monitoring system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441923936
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 0.30 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernesto U. Savona is a Professor of Criminology at Università Cattolica in Milan and Director of TRANSCRIME (Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime) Università di Trento/ Universita Cattolica. He is also the President of the European Society of Criminology (2003/2004) and Editor of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. Savona is an author and editor of many books and articles on changes in crime and their implications for criminal policies. He is the coordinator of many research projects funded by International Organisations and National Governments.

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Table of Contents

Human Trafficking: A Crime Against Humanity.- Trafficking In Human Beings: Uniform Definitions for Better Measuring and for Effective Counter-Measures.- Collecting Data on Human Trafficking: Availability, Reliability and Comparability of Trafficking Data.- Enhancing Data Collection and Research on Trafficking in Persons.- Measuring the Non-Measurable: Towards the Development of Indicators for Measuring Human Trafficking.- The Problem Seen from the EU perspective.- A Criminal Network Approach to Understanding and Measuring Trafficking in Human Beings.- From Official Statistics to Estimates of the Phenomenon in the EU Member States.- Qualitative Research in Trafficking – A Case Study.- The Long Road from Rhetoric to Evidence on Trafficking in Human Beings.- Conclusion.

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