This subject introduces students to the theory and research surrounding the transnational crime of human trafficking and the organised groups involved in these crimes. The subject examines the criminal supply and demand factors involved; contemporary and emerging issues such as the cross-border exploitation of vulnerable women and children; and regulatory border responses.
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A full-length documentary, Trafficked to Australia
, was originally designed as an educational resource. However, in the course of its production - as the unsettling stories from survivors and those who are seeking to assist them emerged, together with reports from law enforcement agencies and other leading experts in the field - it soon became evident that Trafficked to Australia should be shared with a far wider audience.
As a result, the documentary has been distributed globally. According to Professor David Widdowson, “Human trafficking is without doubt one of the most abhorrent and inhumane criminal activities in society today. Its story must be told, its prevalence in Australia must be recognised, its victims must be heard, and its perpetrators must be brought to justice. And hopefully Trafficked to Australia will play some small part in achieving this”.