Trafficked, smuggled or exploited: Ignore the labels, they all involve abuse

Robert Hornsby, Jackie Harvey, Deborah Booth

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This chapter reports on research in relation to child trafficking; specifically, from the viewpoint of the professionals located within the various organisations whose remit includes efforts to either counter child trafficking or coping with its aftermath. These organisations are structured in a way that reflects national legislative frameworks and in the UK, these tend to be predicated on the assumption that trafficking is organised, large scale and international in nature. The presumption of an 'international dimension' is important as it implies that those 'being trafficked' might very well be brought into the UK from elsewhere by criminal organised gangs. Our research reveals a different scenario in which trafficking and abuse of children is not recognised because it presents in ways that are different.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Many Faces of Crime for Profit and Ways of Tackling It
EditorsPetrus van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe
Place of PublicationOisterwijk, Netherlands
PublisherWolf Legal Publishers
Number of pages462
ISBN (Print)9789462404366
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
Event17th Cross-Border Crime Colloquium - Newcastle, UK
Duration: 1 Sept 2017 → …


Conference17th Cross-Border Crime Colloquium
Period1/09/17 → …


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