Questions related to Human Trafficking
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Recently we have started comparative global research that we have started recently on 'Students' perception on the Russia-Ukraine war 2022' (link to the website: http://www.covidsoclab.org/russia-ukraine-war-2022/), covering various economic and social effects of this war. The global comparative analysis helps us formulate the most useful recommendations for policymakers.
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I am writing a dissertation on the topic of sex trafficking. Having read Siddharth Kara's book i wanted to explore the topic more however, it has proven to be difficult to narrow down the specifics of such a huge topic. I am particularly interested in police corruption which facilitates exploitation, vague laws on prevention of sex trafficking, psychological trauma of survivors and traffickers understanding of their role in this illegal market. Any help with sources, research methods or discourses would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know your thoughts
Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of writing a research proposal. I was planning on researching illicit economies influence and affect on development, especially with emphasis on developing countries. As we all know, it is extremely difficult to obtain a substantial amount of data on anything to do with drug trafficking/human trafficking/etc., but I thought asking here would lead me in the right direction. Any sources, further research ideas, pretty much anything would help me out. I hope to be able to complete a regression of some sorts to explore and strengthen some of my research more. Thank you!
As an example, the human trafficking phenomenon has been dismissed by a handful of researchers/critics in South Africa who claims that there is "little evidence to substantiate" that the issue is a widespread 'problem'. Rigorous, quantitative data is scarce as the South African government has been very slow to respond to the call for national-level, standardized and statistical data. Moreover, huge gaps in identifying cases by frontline law enforcement officials continue, whilst some cases are not reported (corruption) and others are subsumed under other crimes. In addition to the crime being a hidden crime, and victims not self-identifying, the aforementioned reasons are but some which underpin the lack of 'data' or 'evidence' (using the terms employed by skeptics).
On the flip side, a number of national studies (at least 7) have been done over the past 20+ years, all of which used a well-explicated methodology, and interviews with practitioners and experts (including perpetrators and victims of the crime) from which clear/vivid insights can be drawn. It does not provide a statistical/quantifiable scope of the problem, but surely suggest that the problem is systemic and inextricably linked to South Africa's multiple systems of violence, corruption, impunity, and structural inequalities. An increasing number of cases are currently being prosecuted in our courts, and more than 2000 cases have been reported to the police in a matter of 2 years (between 2015 and 2017). At least four unpublished doctoral studies in recent years provide similar insights and 'evidence' that are consistent and coherent with previous 'findings' that South Africa indeed does have a trafficking 'problem'.
So, what is 'evidence'? Some politicians frequently make reference to 'anecdotal evidence' when subtly dismissing the reality of the crime. Surely, when a clearly explicated methodology is followed and data is systematically collected which include first-hand lived experiences of practitioners and survivors of the crime, there exists empirical 'evidence'? Even more so when multiple studies confirm these findings? Practitioners whom I've interviewed (police, prosecutors, magistrates, social workers, survivors, and convicted traffickers) find the 'little evidence to substantiate' claims by a handful of researchers quite bizarre...
Any insights will be much appreciated!
I am looking for prosecutors who worked on human trafficking cases at any point during their careers as participants for a research study. This study will examine the challenges and limitations to prosecute human traffickers under state-level legislations, the differential evaluation of the state and federal level legislations (TVPA of 2000), and any future recommendations for these legislations as to what can be done differently to make them more efficient. I am conducting phone interviews with the participants to gain their insight on the issue and just to be clear the information provided will be completely confidential (consent forms are involved). If you know someone who could participate in this study, please let me know. I'd be grateful.
Is there any research pertaining to human trafficking where the question is being asked about traffickers and their issues and why they get involved in trafficking instead of victims. I am not in favor of prolonged incarceration, so I am looking for psychological/biosocial interventions that could help. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
For this research paper I will be using the Broad Model (interdisciplinary). My disciplines that will be used are organizational leadership and finance.
-it identifies the focus of the study in an easy to understand
-it identifies the scope or boundaries of the study and characterizes the study as an interdisciplinary one
-it answers the "so what?" question
I m thinking to write a paper on the perceptions of citizens in developing on types on human trafficking (with special focus on forced labor and forced marriage)?
How do young adults view it? Is it a stigma, what makes it turn into stigma?
What do you think? Looking forward to hear opinions...
We all know that illegal practices are fought by state or mainstream authority. However, many illegal organizations enjoy vigor and influence that rival those of the recognized/legal/mainstream authority though they work in the dark and are denied public support, resources and recognition. These illegal entities or practices sometimes show an impact that threatens the stability of society, that society which is supported by the recognized authority with its laws, regulations, and resources.
Of course what is legal or legitimate is relative. But how comes that such bodies/entities/practices flourish in spite of the regulations put by mainstream authorities?
My question is cannot the methods and techniques used by the "dark" forces be implemented by the second in order to establish human rights that guarantee equality and nation-welfare? Examples abound: gun market, drugs, prostitution, human trafficking, research black market...etc.
We all are aware of the present social issues like terrorism, drug addiction, child labor, prostitution, human trafficking etc . The ruling team takes various actions and people also agree unanimously against them but still the same are not under control.
I have tried to discuss the above issue for the fundamental reasons behind the subject issues and it has impressed me that.... "it is mission impossible". However, if you have your own independent thoughts in the direction of any remedy, I invite to expose the same here.
Hi everyone. I'm having trouble finding statistical data on human trafficking worldwide, e.g. no. of victims, no. of convictions, by year, by country, gender, age, etc. Can anyone recommend a link of any reliable source, like an international organization on anti-trafficking? I need to make a quantitative analysis on R studio. Thank you in advance.
We think we have identified an interesting phenomenon of some of the Mississippi schools in the more economically depressed areas that are aggressively recruiting teachers from outside and within this phenomenon we're finding that the teachers being treated appeared to have been misled as to employment status, salary and dynamics of contract. These teachers appeared to been aggressively recruited, many out of India, by recruiters were also Indian the chart significant fees to coordinate the obtaining of instructional position serving as an employment broker. Has anyone else identified this trend in human trafficking?
Actually I want to estimate the prevalence of women trafficking, children trafficking. There is no reporting system. Because of typical culture, societal value, religious prospects, the clandestine nature of this, this activity does not come into reporting. What methodology would be adopted under such scenario? As I thought of applying capture-recapture sampling approach.However, for applying this approach, it is very difficult to trace the persons affected by trafficking even at initial stage.
If anyone suggest me, it would be great please!
What are the biggest challenges, obstacles, barriers that researchers have faced when attempting to study human trafficking. The issues of the hidden nature of human trafficking and unreliable data have been covered in the literature, but are there others? Studying NGOs, studying survivors' experiences, studying perpetrators' experiences, studying donors, studying law enforcement?
In the past there have been several areas that have closed strip clubs or passed laws making stripping illegal. I started to search to see what effect this may have on the illegal trafficking in those areas. I have not come up with any results. This is interesting because many times the excuse used to restrict stripping or to close strip clubs was to stop human trafficking or to slow the process in those areas. Does anyone know if this method of closing strip clubs or illegalizing some form of stripping has any effect on the sex trafficking in those areas? If so where can I find these results?
I would like to conduct mixed methods research. I am going to use an interpreter support, if necessary, for a qualitative part. However, it would be useful to have already existing (and appropriately) translated tools for a quantitative part. Bearing in mind copyrights, permissions etc. This is a research project for masters degree and I realised that I will not be able to arrange translation of questionnaires in time.
Population - diverse ethnic backgrounds. I am looking for questionnaires listed below to be forward-translated and back-translated in different languages: Romanian, Russian, Czech, Polish, Albanian and other if possible.
- Self-stigma of seeking help questionnaire (Vogel et al., 2006)
- Need Satisfaction Inventory (Lester, 1990)
Did anyone have a similar issue? Would you have any suggestion how to overcome the mentioned problem?
Many thanks in advance
I have discarded framework and models used in development field, such as IRR, SL, IDAM... I am looking for something more focused on the risks. I'have read that Humane Security could provide an interestin approach but I can't find an analytical framework. Any suggestions are welcome!
I am in the process of preparing for interviews with sentenced human trafficking offenders. Even though I am following a very unstructured interview approach, I would like to request scholars/practitioners to forward me any interview tools that they have used on this population. I would like to review the themes that have been covered with these offenders. Thank you so much!
Can anyone refer me to research exploring the nexus between missing persons reports/cases and human trafficking? Alternatively pointing me to researchers who are engaging with, or are interested in this question? Thanks so much!
Can anyone refer me to research exploring the application of complexity theory to the criminal justice system? Or the application of complexity theory to a complex social phenomenon i.e. human trafficking?
I would like to explore the relationship between political economy and human trafficking, especially how the former causes the latter both theoretically and empirically. Which theoretical school of IPE can best describe the problem ?
I am interested in the rate of infections for prostitutes, sex workers and/or the victims of human trafficking.
I am working on a thesis, and need more data on human smuggling and human trafficking (NOT the same thing) both inside of Europe (intra-EU) as well as from outside Europe into Europe (inter-state to EU).
Small islands seem to have similar crime risks: money laundering, corruption, tourists, close knit populations, nepotism, lagging behind in crime analysis capabilities.
Dear fellow researchers,
Is there any research on the measurement of indicators of trafficking of adults for labor exploitation, as specified by the International Labour Organization (ILO, see link for further info), particularly when it comes to the systematic assessment of these indicators in migrant populations?
Thank you in advance for any help and input,
Bonded Child Labour prevails in different societies, any researcher who has publication on bonded child labour or modern slavery in present ages...Could you please share links for reading purpose.
This makes it necessary to understand what actors, factors and characteristics are involved in this inhuman business.