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European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 379–388 | Cite as

The Promised Land: A Study of Trafficking in Women from Central and Eastern Europe to the Netherlands

  • Judith Vocks
  • Jan Nijboer
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Abstract

This study on trafficking in women from Central and Eastern Europe explores the contextual factors, the characteristics, and the motivation of victims as well as the methods of traffickers. A combination of rational choice theory, strain theory and social control theory forms the theoretical framework of our research. Based on information from experts in the field, interviews with victims, questionnaires, a study of dossiers and a search of the literature, we developed a typology of victims, which may be helpful for prevention and law enforcement.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Vocks
    • 1
  • Jan Nijboer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CriminologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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