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Cross-border Trafficking in Human Beings: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Reducing Sexual Exploitation

Show simple item record Van der Laan, Peter Smit, Monika Busschers, Pauline Aarten 2017-12-19T21:52:31Z 2017-12-19T21:52:31Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Van der Laan, Peter; Smit, Monika; Busschers, Pauline Aarten. (2011). Cross-border Trafficking in Human Beings: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Reducing Sexual Exploitation. Campbell Collaboration, 51 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Over the years, growing attention has been given to the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings (THB). Sexual exploitation was until recently by far the most commonly identified feature of THB, followed by forced labour. Many activities to combat trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation have been initiated by numerous supranational, international as well as national organizations. Much is written about these initiatives, but some areas have been neglected. Knowledge on ‘what works’ is in particular limited. The growing attention to THB entails a demand for more information. The severity of the crime and the impact on its victims makes it of utmost importance to gain more insight into the working and effectiveness of anti-trafficking strategies and interventions. Objectives: The main objective of this review was to assess the presently available evidence on the effects of interventions that aim to prevent and suppress trafficking in human beings. The following questions were central to the systematic review: What types of anti-THB strategies and interventions can be identified that have been accompanied by some form of empirical analysis?, Which of these studies incorporate (quasi-)experimental evaluations that are rigorous enough to determine the effect of these anti-THB strategies on preventing and suppressing THB? What are the outcomes of these (quasi-)experimental studies?...Results and Conclusion: No studies were found that met all criteria (prevention and suppression strategies, cross-border trafficking, sexual exploitation and a design of at least level 3 of the Maryland Scientific Methods Scale (SMS), i.e. a controlled design with both pretest and posttest measures and comparable control conditions.). Consequently, no conclusions could be drawn on the effectiveness of anti-THB intervention strategies for preventing and reducing sexual exploitation. Some studies had employed other evaluation designs. We decided to include a narrative review presenting these studies since they sketch the landscape of anti-THB interventions, and are informative of the current state of evaluations of these interventions. However, since these are non-controlled studies, they do not provide a basis for drawing conclusions about actual outcomes and impacts. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Campbell Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Systematic Review en_US
dc.subject Human Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Trafficking in Persons en_US
dc.subject Sex Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Labor Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Outcomes en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.title Cross-border Trafficking in Human Beings: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Reducing Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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