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Assignment Questions

Child Sex Tourism

Guidelines for Paper ( in country ? India)

You may choose any topic of interest related to human trafficking. This make take the form of a specific type of trafficking such as organ trafficking or trafficking in child soldiers, child sex tourism or the use of the internet in recruiting and exploiting individuals. Alternatively, you can write a paper on responses to human trafficking ? prevention and control measures.

? clear definitions of the topic you have selected (do not confuse, for example, child mail order brides in general with the modus operandi of ordering a bride over the internet to exploit her as a trafficked victim)
? discussion of the general and most important issues relevant to that topic (e.g. the question of consent in human trafficking/mail order brides, child prostitution; bias in the application of police discretion or failure to identify the victim in human trafficking, etc.)
? theories to explain the type of crime you are discussing (many empirical studies test theories)
? any relevant statistics (or explain the lack thereof)

Citations and Plagiarism

All sources must be cited and you must provide information concerning the author, article, journal, volume number, publication date and page numbers ? NOT AN INTERNET WEBSITE! Exact quotes must be placed in quotation marks and cited properly. Failure to do so will result in a charge of plagiarism.

Guidelines for paper on THB in/through/to a particular country( in this case India)

Please provide information concerning trafficking in India addressing the following issues:

Demographic Data

1. Ranking according to the 2012/2013 US TIP report
2. Provide information from the 2012 UNODC Global TIP Report
3. Patterns of trafficking: into, through and out of the country; markets of exploitation
4. Cases of domestic trafficking documented in India?
5. Any unique patterns relevant to India (linked to smuggling/illegal migration? Legal cross-border migration? Methods of
6. Victims: numbers, gender, age
7. Recognition of problem in India

Explanation / Theories to explain trafficking in India


Measures to control THB in India

10. Prevention measures
11. Investigations / Prosecutions
12. Victim Protection measures

You must use at least 15 sources besides the US Department of State TIP report. Start with the articles by Kevin Bales on testing a theory of modern day slavery and predicting human trafficking (topic 4). Other sources /organizations which may be helpful are: International Labor Organization, International Organization for Migration, UNODC, UN.GIFT, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, Anti-Slavery International, and ECPAT. Make sure you also reference academic articles.

Topics 1-7 and 10-12 are descriptive. At least half of your paper or more should deal with the push and pull factors (you may want to consult UNDP reports for data on the development index of the country you are studying) and the theories to explain trafficking in India.

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