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Title Prostitution and human trafficking : focus on clients / editors, Andrea Di Nicola [and others]
Published New York : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (ix, 255 pages)
Contents Introduction / Andrea Cauduro, Andrea Di Nicola, Marco Lombardi, and Paolo Ruspini -- Review of the research studies on the demand for prostitution in the European Union and beyond / Andrea Cauduro -- Objectives and methodology of the research / Andrea Di Nicola and Paolo Ruspini -- Innocent when you dream : clients and trafficked women in Italy / Andrea Cauduro, Andrea Di Nicola, Chiara Fonio, Andrea Nuvoloni, and Paolo Ruspini -- The flesh is weak, the spirit even weaker : clients and trafficked women in the Netherlands / Damián Zaitch and Richard Staring -- Romania : emerging market for trafficking? Clients and trafficked women in Romania / Dan Alexandru Dragomirescu, Carmen Necula, and Raluca Simion -- In the land of prohibition? Clients and trafficked women in Sweden / Johanna Hagstedt, Lars Korsell, and Alfred Skagerö -- An Internet survey to understand clients / Marco Lombardi and Chiara Fonio -- Learning from clients / Andrea Di Nicola and Paolo Ruspini
Summary While the trafficking of women for prostitution has been the subject of numerous studies, "Prostitution and Human Trafficking" is the first book to focus on demand as a key factor in the equation. In order to do this, the editors adopted a double approach. On the one hand, a 'virtual ethnography' was developed that focused on the analysis of specialized forums on the web and that used an anonymous internet questionnaire as interview method. On the other, fieldwork allowed national research teams to collect interviews and data from likely clients of trafficked prostitutes, prostitutes themselves, from police officers involved and from national experts. Who is the client of trafficked prostitution? What fuels the demand for trafficked prostitution as opposed to other forms? Which are the most effective policies for what type of prostitution? The research in this book aims to answer these questions with an innovative approach. The editors have explored the hidden world of human trafficking for prostitution and profiled its clients. In doing so, they have refuted some common stereotypes about clients while inspiring the elaboration of balanced guidelines for managing prostitution, protecting the victims and thus tackling its undesired trafficking component. "Prostitution and Human Trafficking" is highly recommended for researchers in the fields of criminology, sociology and law as well as for the law enforcement and legal communities. The book is also recommended for organizations and policymakers involved in fighting organized crime in general and human trafficking in particular
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (pages 237-248) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human trafficking -- Europe
Prostitutes' customers -- Europe
Prostitutes -- Europe
Human trafficking victims -- Europe
TRUE CRIME -- General.
Human trafficking -- Europe.
Prostitutes' customers -- Europe.
Prostitutes -- Europe.
Human trafficking victims -- Europe.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Human trafficking.
Human trafficking victims.
Prostitutes' customers.
Europa (geografie)
Form Electronic book
Author Di Nicola, Andrea
ISBN 9780387736303