Title

Interviews with Human Traffickers: Perceptions of Sex and Violence

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

11-10-2016

Publication Title

Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking

Publisher

Carolina Academic Press

Edition

2

First page number:

1

Last page number:

27

Abstract

Many who study human trafficking acknowledge gaps in the literature. We have yet to understand the phenomenon of human trafficking from the perspective of the human trafficker. This chapter analyzes perceptions of trafficking for the international sex trade industry as articulated by human traffickers who traffic women and girls. This chapter presents an analysis of interviews with human traffickers that will highlight personalized accounts of sex and violence. Further enhancing our limited knowledge of the human trafficking phenomenon, these narratives will help fill in the gaps of previous research, while also complementing current research on sex trafficking specifically. Discussions with human traffickers will promote an understanding of sex trafficking as embedded within a patriarchal world system that both thrives on and sustains the trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation.

Keywords

Human trafficking; Sex trade industry; Trafficking women and girls; Sex and violence; Sexual exploitation

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Legal Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English


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