Human Trafficking : Joan Groenewald
A5, 276p. The hidden crime.
This book on Human Trafficking- The Hidden Crime outlines issues surrounding the phenomenon, prior to 1652 and ongoing, previously known as slavery, and today refers to modern-day slavery. The book further provides an overview related to certain concepts that form part of the trafficking in person’s definition in line with the vulnerability of some people. It further provides guidelines on how to identify a suspected victim of trafficking and enables the reader to actually understand what trafficking in person’s means. It is important to meet the required obligation related to any person to report a suspected victim of trafficking. It further deals with specific roles and responsibilities to certain departments. Measures to protect and assist victims of trafficking in forming partnerships with non-governmental organisations to execute the services. The book further outlines for offences, penalties and factors to be considered in sentencing, amongst others. All persons in South Africa need to know what is expected of them as they come in contact with a suspected child or a suspected adult victim of trafficking and which procedures to follow, from identification as a suspected victim and appropriate referral in the best interest of the concerned.