This practical, interdisciplinary text draws from empirically grounded scholarship, survivor-centered practices, and an ecological perspective to help readers develop an understanding of the meaning and scope of human trafficking. Throughout the book, the authors address the specific vulnerabilities of human trafficking victims, their medical-psycho-social needs, and issues related to direct service delivery. They also address the identification of human trafficking crimes, traffickers, and the impact of this crime on the global economy. Using detailed case studies to illuminate real situations, the book covers national and international anti-trafficking policies, prevention and intervention strategies, promising practices to combat human trafficking, responses of law enforcement and service providers, organizational challenges, and the cost of trafficking to human wellbeing.

The Economics of Human Trafficking

The Economics of Human Trafficking

The Economics of Human Trafficking
Bruce Kellison Matt Kammer-Kerwick

In few other spheres is the need for courageous and committed leadership so critical. Personally, I unashamedly use business to help end slavery and I ask every chairman and chief executive to join me. Organizations that don’t actively look for forced labor within their supply chains are standing on a burning platform. These leaders, like all of us, need support and empowerment to make major change. This is where governments can play a leading role.

—Andrew Forrest1
Founder and Chairman of Walk Free Foundation

1. Learning Objectives

  • Students will examine the two main economic aspects of human trafficking: slavery’s economic impact (or size) and the cost to victims ...
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