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SpringerBriefs in Criminology

U.S. Government Contractors and Human Trafficking

Two Case Studies of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Authors: Cole, Celline, Vermeltfoort, Resy

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  • Presents case studies from Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Highlights crucial legal and regulatory issues affecting PMCs
  • Provides information on the operation of PMCs within international law
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This Brief examines the role of United States private military contractors (PMCs) in human trafficking and forced labor in case studies of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Through the lens of these cases, the authors explore the legal and regulatory deficiencies surrounding PMCs in conflict zones, and the role of international criminal law in this context. It uses an integrative model of  state corporate crime as a theoretical and analytical framework.

This work will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as those involved in the field of criminal law and human rights law, as well as political science. It will also be of interest for policy makers, legislators and others working in international law and diplomacy.

About the authors

Celline Cole studied psychology, criminology, and international criminal justice in Heidelberg and Amsterdam. She is a 2016 cum laude graduate of the M.Sc. program International Crimes and Criminology at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam where she also worked as a researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ). Her main research and personal interests are human trafficking, mental health and human rights, and psychosocial interventions in conflict zones. Celline recently completed a four-month internship in the Mental Health Policy and Service Development team at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and is currently pursuing a further graduate degree in clinical psychology at Freie Universität Berlin.
Resy Vermeltfoort holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science and graduated from the M.Sc. program International Crimes and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. She worked as a Human Rights and Advocacy Officer at Refugee Law Project, a community outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University, Uganda. During her time with Refugee Law Project her thematic areas of focus were transitional justice and gender-based violence against men and boys during conflict. Resy currently works on the topics of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Vietnam.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-7

    Cole, Celline (et al.)

  • The Private Military Industry

    Pages 9-16

    Cole, Celline (et al.)

  • Human Trafficking and Forced Labor of TCNs in Iraq

    Pages 17-28

    Cole, Celline (et al.)

  • Legal Framework

    Pages 29-35

    Cole, Celline (et al.)

  • Theoretical Framework

    Pages 37-40

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70827-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70826-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
U.S. Government Contractors and Human Trafficking
Book Subtitle
Two Case Studies of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70827-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70827-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-70826-3
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 118
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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