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Human Trafficking - The Sex Trade

Human trafficking whether it be for the purpose of transporting illegal drugs, illegal labor or sexual exploitation has become a major international human rights/criminal justice concern.  Listed below are some resources researchers may consult that focus on the sexual exploitation aspect.


Books

 

Trafficking in slavery’s wake : law and the experience of women and children / edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance and Richard L. Roberts. Athens : Ohio University Press, c2012. Dewey Library / HQ 281 T7179 2012

 

Trafficking women’s human rights / Julietta Hua. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011. University Library / HQ 281 H82 2011

 

Not for sale : the return of the global slave trade-- and how we can fight it / David Batstone. New York : HarperSanFrancisco, c2007. University Library / HQ 281 B33 2007

 

Nobodies : modern American slave labor and the dark side of the new global economy / John Bowe. New York : Random House, c2007. University Library / HD 4865 U6 B68 2007

 

Understanding global slavery : a reader / Kevin Bales. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005. University Library / HT 867 B38 2005

 

A crime so monstrous : face-to-face with modern-day slavery / E. Benjamin Skinner. New York : Free Press, 2008. University Library / HT 871 S45 2008

 

Abolishing slavery and its contemporary forms / David Weissbrodt and Anti-Slavery International. New York : Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, 2002. University Library / Oversized *: K 3267 W45X 2002

 

Government Documents 

The next ten years in the fight against human trafficking : attacking the problem with the right tools : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, July 17, 2012. Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012. Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.F 76/2:S.HRG.112-605.

 

Are government contractors exploiting workers overseas? : examining enforcement of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act : hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and Procurement Reform of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, November 2, 2011. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2012. University Library / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.G 74/7:112-93

 

Labor abuses, human trafficking, and government contractors : is the goviernment [sic] doing enough to protect vulnerable workers? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and Procurement Reform of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, March 27, 2012. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2012. University Library / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.G 74/7:112-137

 

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011 [electronic resource] : report together with additional and minority views (to accompany S. 1301) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 2011] Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 1.1/5:112-96

 

Domestic minor sex trafficking [electronic resource] : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, September 15, 2010. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 2011. Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.J 89/1:111-146

 

Sex trafficking [electronic resource] : fact sheet. [Washington, D.C.] : Dept. of Health & Human Services, [Administration for Children and Families], National Human Trafficking Resource Center, [2011] Online / GovDoc: J 85 HE 25.2:T 67/2

 

CQ Researcher

 

Human Trafficking and Slavery: Are governments doing enough to eradicate the illicit trade? By Robert Kiener October 16, 2012, Volume 6, Issue 20

 

Human Trafficking and Slavery: Are the world's nations doing enough to stamp it out? By David Masci March 26, 2004 • Volume 14, Issue 12

 

CRS Reports

 

Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress by Alison Siskin and Liana Sun Wyler February 19, 2013 

 

Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean by Clare Ribando Seelke July 15, 2013 

 

Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress by Kristin M. Finklea, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara  and Alison Siskin. June 21, 2011


Web Sites

 

Child Trafficking Digital Library 

-          Includes country reports, definitions, laws and policy, prevention and rehabilitation information, etc

 

Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index 2013 

-          Ranks 162 countries by prevalence of slavery (including human trafficking and child marriage)

 

 Trends in State Courts 2013 by the National Center for State Courts 

-          Report on how human trafficking cases are handled in state courts

 

Human Trafficking Research, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute 

-          Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Cases Executive Summary 2012


If you would like more information on this important topic, talk to our Criminal Justice Librarian, Dick Irving. He can be reached at rirving@albany.edu or 442-23698. 

Blog post created by Cary Gouldin and Dick Irving