The examination of modern slavery in the UK and the potential impact of the Modern Slavery Act

Platt, Gary (2015) The examination of modern slavery in the UK and the potential impact of the Modern Slavery Act. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    During last two years the UK government has made the issue of modern day slavery one of its foremost priorities. Following numerous reviews and reports, government eventually introduced the Modern Slavery Act in March 2015, which encompasses dedicated legislation to deal with this heinous crime.
    This dissertation considers the potential impact of the Modern Slavery Act on exploitation and trafficking in the UK. By adopting a macro-historical approach, it explores how despite the numerous efforts to eradicate slavery over the last two hundred years, it still exists and manifests itself within society. Analysis is made of how slavery operates within the UK, with an examination of its victims and perpetrators. The work also evaluates existing UK legislation and strategy and the effectiveness of its application, reviewing the reliability of current government data produced on the scale and types of slavery.
    Study is also made of the operational processes and resources dedicated to dealing with the subject, and their practical application, and critically deliberates the actuality of their success in dealing with modern day slavery. The Act is also examined in order to ascertain how it will resolve the current failings of UK legislation and strategy, and finally how these new policies will be put into practice by the ‘street level bureaucrats’ tasked with delivering them.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 10:27
    Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 10:27
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/19839

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