Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry

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Karen Beeks, Delila Amir
Lexington Books, 2006 - Political Science - 239 pages
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Trafficking of persons (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labor is one of the fastest growing areas of international crime. The United Nations estimates that 4 million men, women, and children become victims of international trafficking each year. Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry focuses on the international trafficking of women and children for forced labor and prostitution. This remarkable anthology takes a broad geographical and economical perspective while also dealing with the specificities of the socio-political background, poverty, opportunity structure, legal conditions, the role of the state, gender structure, and the organization of the trafficking business. The essays create a link from country to country, demonstrating the worldwide nature of the problem. Expertly written and well researched, this collection gives the reader a clearer understanding of the problem and the actions being taken to combat it. Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry will have a broad market for readers on a national and international level, especially among those interested in political science, women's studies, international relations, and criminology.

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Karen D. Beeks is Founder and Executive Director of Global Partnerships for Humanity and is a Master of Political Science. Delila Amir is Founder of the Women's Studies Forum and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University.

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