SpringerBriefs in Criminology

Technology in Human Smuggling and Trafficking

Case Studies from Italy and the United Kingdom

Authors: Antonopoulos, G.A., Baratto, G., Di Nicola, A., Diba, P., Martini, E., Papanicolaou, G., Terenghi, F.

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  • Provides a unique criminological and sociological analysis into the phenomenon of digital technology in the processes of human smuggling and trafficking
  • Presents research grounded in two years of fieldwork using a variety of research methods, including an ethnography of the visible and dark web
  • Engages with research and practitioner communities at the local, national, and international levels
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This brief offers a unique and innovative account of the role of internet and digital technologies in human smuggling and trafficking.  It explores new illegal paths through the web by analyzing how traffickers and smugglers use the visible and dark web during different phases of the process, including recruitment, transportation, and exploitation. Featuring case studies from two European countries, Italy and the United Kingdom, it outlines the types of websites used in these processes, how they are used, and common behavior patterns. With a view of transnational criminal activities involving actors from individual criminal entrepreneurs to organized crime groups and fluid large criminal networks, this brief will be of use to law enforcement, researchers of trafficking and organized crime, and policy makers.

About the authors

Georgios A. Antonopoulos is Professor of Criminology at Teesside University, UK.

Gabriele Baratto is Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Andrea Di Nicola is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Parisa Diba is Research Associate at Teesside University, UK.

Elisa Martini is former Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Georgios Papanicolaou is Reader in Criminology at Teesside University, UK.

Fiamma Terenghi is Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Antonopoulos, Georgios A. (et al.)

  • The Role of the Internet and Digital Technologies in Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Italy

    Pages 11-35

    Antonopoulos, Georgios A. (et al.)

  • The Role of the Internet and Digital Technologies in Human Smuggling and Trafficking in the UK

    Pages 37-68

    Antonopoulos, Georgios A. (et al.)

  • Conclusion: Human Smuggling, Human Trafficking and the Role of Communication Technologies

    Pages 69-73

    Antonopoulos, Georgios A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology in Human Smuggling and Trafficking
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Italy and the United Kingdom
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42768-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42768-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42767-2
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 79
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