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Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom

Lauren A. McCarthy


In response to a growing human trafficking problem and domestic and international pressure, human trafficking and the use of slave labor were first criminalized in Russia in 2003. This book explains why Russian police, prosecutors, and judges have largely ignored this new weapon in their legal arsenal, despite the fact that the law was intended to make it easier to pursue trafficking cases. The book explores how trafficking cases make their way through the criminal justice system, covering multiple forms of the crime—sexual, labor, and child trafficking—over the period 2003–13. It argues that ... More

Keywords: human trafficking, slave labor, Russian law enforcement, trafficking cases, criminal justice system, sexual trafficking, labor trafficking, trafficking law, kidnap

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453892
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren A. McCarthy, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, the University of Massachusetts Amherst