Human trafficking is the commerce and trade in the movement or migration of people, legal and illegal, including both legitimate labour activities as well as forced labour. Human trafficking takes several forms. There are women and children trafficked as sex slaves for brothels where they are sold by the hour, by the service or outright. Trafficking victims typically are recruited using coercion, deception, fraud, the abuse of power, or outright abduction. Threats, violence, and economic leverage such as debt bondage can often make victim consent to exploitation. Actions taken to combat human trafficking vary from government to government. Some have introduced legislation specifically aimed at making human trafficking illegal. Governments can also develop systems of cooperation between different nation's law enforcement agencies and with non-government organizations (NGOs). In 2000 the United Nations adopted the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, also called the Palermo Convention, and two Palermo protocols that contain elements of the current international law on trafficking in human beings.
S K Bhagat
S K Bhagat, MA, MPhil, PhD (Columbia) is Professor of Sociology associated with training programmes of Social Works. He participated in training workshops, representing meetings at State and national Level, research, teaching and documentation and his research interests/ specialization is family and child welfare, case work, youth welfare, political and legal sociology, social history, development theory and practice and is the author of many books. He has vast teaching experiences and the subjects courses he taught is family, child and youth welfare.
Preface V 1.Human Trafficking: An Introduction -- Pg. 1 2. UN Perspective on Crime Prevention and Human Security -- Pg. 17 3.Best Practices to Counter Human Trafficking -- Pg. 29 4.The Concept of Best Practice and Social Epistemology -- Pg. 55 5. Issue of Human Trafficking -- Pg. 91 6. Trafficking Vs. Smuggling -- Pg. 99 7. Combating Human Trafficking in India -- Pg. 145 8.21st Century Form Of Slavery -- Pg. 161 9.Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation -- Pg. 173 10. The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act -- Pg. 193 11. Commitment to fighting Human Trafficking-- Pg. 225 12. Transnational Organized Crime -- Pg. 263 Bibliography -- Pg. 301 Index -- Pg. 305