Tackling the modern slave trade: a critical analysis of the problem of human trafficking and the implications of the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015

Jeffery, Sarah (2016) Tackling the modern slave trade: a critical analysis of the problem of human trafficking and the implications of the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade marked the supposed endpoint of enslavement in society. Consequently, human trafficking and slavery have been viewed as an object of the past and analysed within a narrow historical vacuum. Human trafficking however has since resurfaced and being characterised and fuelled by organised crime.
    The enactment of the Modern Slavery Act of 2015 calls for the enterprises of human trafficking and slavery to be viewed and assessed from a new legal perspective. The purpose of this research is to analyse the current nature of human trafficking in the UK and to ·explore the development and implications of the Modern Slavery Act.
    This research shall review the new legislative framework for responding to human trafficking in the UK. Semi-structured interviews with ten professionals working within the field of human trafficking are aimed to elicit perceptions on the development and effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act. These responses will be critically analysed for the purposes of drawing recommendations for the future.
    The research will conclude that the Modern Slavery Act has successfully codified the legislation to provide a single, encompassing legislative framework to address human trafficking in the UK. The Act however is insufficient in providing victim suppo1rt and addressing the root causes of the market of human trafficking, therefore being limited in its scope.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 14:59
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 14:59
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22411

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