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Human trafficking and Moral Panic in Cambodia

Keo, Chenda; Bouhours, Thierry; Broadhurst, Roderic; Bouhours, Brigitte


This article examines the backgrounds of traffickers in Cambodia: why they became involved in trafficking, how they operate, their earnings, and the criminal justice system's response to their activities. Our research draws from interviews with justice officials, NGOs, and detained alleged traffickers; and from a review of police and prison records. The results challenge alarmist claims about the high prevalence, profitability, or role of organized crime in human trafficking. In Cambodia, 80...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
DOI: 10.1177/0002716214521376


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