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The role of policy and corruption in human trafficking research

Benjamin, James (2014) The role of policy and corruption in human trafficking research. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Media and advocacy campaigns have paraded the atrocities of human trafficking, and with little empirical support of the claims that are being made about human trafficking. Researchers and experts alike agree that the empirical studies and support for human trafficking are lacking, while at the same time believing that human trafficking is definitely a serious problem invading the world. What this paper seeks to achieve is to gather the different stakeholders involved in two major areas of human trafficking, namely policy and corruption, and analyse the functions of the stakeholders with policy and corruption.

By no means do we present a solution of any sort, rather we intend to provide an avenue for future research and highlight certain practices. What this review has pointed out is that there is a need for combined efforts in researching and countering human trafficking, that the disjointed efforts that are currently in place cannot and do not begin to adequately address the complex and clandestine nature of human trafficking.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
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