Policy Press

The Complexities of Human Trafficking

The Circles of Analysis

By Craig Barlow

Published

Nov 1, 2024

Page count

384 pages

ISBN

978-1447372462

Dimensions

216 x 140 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Nov 1, 2024

Page count

384 pages

ISBN

978-1447372479

Dimensions

216 x 140 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
The Complexities of Human Trafficking

Identifying victims and perpetrators of trafficking and modern slavery has become increasingly challenging as traffickers have become more sophisticated in their recruitment and control of victims and seizure of new opportunities. Written by an experienced practitioner and academic, this book presents the ‘Circles of Analysis’, a unique model to assist professionals and researchers working in the criminal justice, safeguarding and social work sectors.

Focusing on factors around the victim, offender and environment, this innovative model equips professionals to consider prevention, protection, intervention and disruption activity rather than limiting action to criminal justice-related outcomes.

Craig Barlow is a leading practitioner and trainer in the field of human trafficking, modern slavery and child sexual and criminal exploitation. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull and The Bakhita Centre for Research on Human Trafficking, Slavery and Abuse, St Mary’s University.

Introduction

Part 1: How Did We Get Here?

1.The Gradual Recognition of Trafficking of Human Beings and Slavery as a 21st Century Issue

2.The Problem of Definition and Language

3.Justice and Safeguarding: Parallel Tracks That Do Not Meet

Part 2: The Circles of Analysis - Theory for Practice

4.The Need for Theory

5.The Logic of the Circles of Analysis Model

6.Suitable Targets and Motivated Perpetrators

7.Conducive Environments

8.Degrees of Organisation and a Continuum of Complexity

Part 3: From theoretical model to a systemic approach – Systemic Investigation,

Protections and Prosecution Strategy (SIPPS)

9.A Structured Professional Judgement Framework for Collecting, Assessing, Analysing and Presenting Evidence

10.Identifying, Organising and Analysing Swirling Evidence

11.Emergence

12.Applications of the Circles of Analysis and SIPPS Framework