Female offenders of human trafficking and sexual exploitation

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Abstract

Female offenders are seldom studied by criminological scholars. This is certainly the case regarding offenses like human trafficking and sexual exploitation. However, the number of women suspected of being a perpetrator of human trafficking should not be underestimated. In this paper we present the results of a study on female perpetrators of human trafficking. We have analyzed the court-files of 150 women who have been convicted for human trafficking. We present results on the prevalence of female offenders of human trafficking and the forms of exploitation they have been convicted for. After this we present the sanctions that were imposed on the women and the offender, offense and victim characteristics. This paper concludes by discussing implications for criminal justice authorities, policy and research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCrime, Law and Social Change
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Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

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Keywords

  • Commercial sexual exploitation
  • Female offenders
  • Human trafficking
  • Victimization

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