Human Trafficking : A Global Perspective

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In Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, Louise Shelley examines why and how human occurs. Dr. Shelley, founder and director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center and Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University is a lead expert on transnational crime and terrorism. She has written numerous works on all sides of transnational crime and corruption. The main focus of her work is on the former Soviet Union. Shelley does an excellent job on giving the reader an overview on human trafficking, doing so in an easy to read format. Human Trafficking addresses the role of organized crime in human trafficking, the economics of human trafficking, and the money laundering of the traffickers and smugglers. Although this book mainly focuses on trafficking for sex slavery, attention is given to all facets of the smuggling and trafficking problem. Shelley provides a global perspective, examining how smuggling and trafficking fluctuates in different areas of the world. The author underlines aspects of human smuggling and trafficking that are seldomly discussed, such as social, political, and economic consequences of smuggling and trafficking, the role of organized crime, the business of trafficking, and strategies needed to address these. Shelley’s book is divided into three parts. Part one of the book focuses on the rise of human trafficking in all forms during the recent decades. Criminals have linked those who cannot legally immigrate with
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