Human Trafficking in Cambodia
By Chenda Keo
To Be Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
Reporting the findings of a comprehensive study of human trafficking in Cambodia, this book focuses on the characteristics and operations of the traffickers. It provides a theoretical framework that explains the emergence of the phenomenon, and the role of moral panic and western hegemony in the war on human trafficking.
Using a multi-method and multi-source research design, which includes an examination of police and prison records as well as interviews with 91 incarcerated human traffickers, police and prison officers, court officials, and members of NGOs, this book investigates five major themes about human traffickers in Cambodia: who are they, how do they operate, how much profit do they make, why are they involved in human trafficking, and how does the Cambodian Criminal Justice System (CJS) control their activities?
A novel and unique analysis, this book is of interest to a wide academic audience in the fields of Asian Studies, Human Trafficking, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Human Geography and Critical Legal Studies.
1. Introduction 2. Human trafficking: Assumptions, Claims, and Evidence 3. Slavery, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking in Cambodia: History and Contexts 4. The Socio-political construction of human trafficking 5. Responses to human trafficking 6. Prevalence of illegal migrations, prostitution, and human trafficking in Cambodia 7. The Cambodian criminal justice system 8. Finding and talking to traffickers 9. Human traffickers in Cambodia 10. Why do they do it and do they make much money? 11. The role of the Cambodian criminal justice system 12. The road to hell is paved with good intention
Chenda Keo is an Advisor to the Cambodia’s Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation. He received his PhD from the Australian National University.