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The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking

  • Living reference work
  • © 2020


  • Offers the most comprehensive, living, reference work on human trafficking and slavery on the market
  • Covers everything from: historical perspectives, methods of enquiry, types of trafficking, country profiles, the work of NGOs, and recommendations for controlling human trafficking
  • Includes contributions from actively engaged scholars and practitioners who are experts in human trafficking, covering both popular and under-explored topics

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This handbook is an international, comprehensive, reference tool in the field of trafficking in people and slavery. It covers everything from historical perspectives to cutting-edge topics to provide a high-level and systematic examination of the field which is at the forefront of both research and practice. It has an impressive breadth of entries from leading experts and international organisations to NGOs on the ground. This handbook is truly global with contributions from scholars and practitioners on virtually every continent (e.g. Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America). This book also covers problematic areas that cannot be found in other reference works.

 The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking is divided into eight key sections:

1. History of Slavery and Trafficking in Persons

2. Explanations and Methods of Inquiry

3. Types of Trafficking in Persons

4. Trafficking in Persons and Response Mechanisms

5. Organizational Profiles

6. Country, Region and Local Response Mechanisms

7. The work of Non-Governmental Organizations

8. Future Issues and Directions in Controlling Trafficking in Persons.

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Table of contents (103 entries)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

    John A. Winterdyk

  • Bristol Law School, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom

    Jackie Jones

About the editors

John Winterdyk is Professor of Criminology at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He has been engaged in research and writing on the subject of human trafficking since approximately 2004. In addition to being lead co-editor (with B. Perrin and P. Reichel) of the book Human trafficking: Exploring the international nature, concerns, and complexities (CRC Press, 2012), he also co-edited a special issue on human trafficking for the European Criminology Journal (2010), which was, as of 2015 the most widely accessed issue in the history of the journal. He has also co-authored several related journal articles. Currently, he serves as co-book review editor for the Journal of Human Trafficking and as a Director of ACT (Action Coalition on Human Trafficking). In April 2016, he co-facilitated (with Professor Jackie Jones – Bristol University) an international workshop on child trafficking at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain), and produced a number of entries for different publication. Along with Jackie Jones, they edited Human trafficking: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century. (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2018). He has also presented on the topic at a numerous international conferences over the past 12 years.

Jackie Jones is Professor of Feminist Legal Studies at University of the West of England, Bristol. She has been researching and writing about human rights and equalities, especially women’s rights, since the late 90s, now focusing on violence against women and girls. She has written several pieces about human trafficking and helped progress laws in Wales since 2007 on human trafficking and have worked in the field ever since. She is on the editorial board of Law, Crime and History, International Journal of Gender Sexuality and Law, and Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security. She has co-edited a book Gender, Sexualities and Law as well as two special issues: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – An International Journal and the Liverpool Law Review; she has edited one special issue herself: Equal Opportunities International. She is also an activist and attends/presents at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women each year, bringing students to present and gain experience as well as meet international NGO delegates working in the sector. She has made many contacts, especially in Europe, as President of European Women Lawyers Association and visiting scholar at universities in Germany and France. She has given evidence in Westminster and Wales to government and is often invited as expert to UK government, European Commission and European Institute for Gender Equality meetings regarding equality and violence against women and girls.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking

  • Editors: John A. Winterdyk, Jackie Jones

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Law and Criminology, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences, Reference Module Business, Economics and Social Sciences

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-63192-9Due: 12 March 2024

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 1475

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Trafficking, Victimology, Organized Crime, Human Rights and Crime , Crime Prevention

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