"A powerful weapon that virtually anyone--from educators to law enforcers--can use to make a potentially life-saving difference in the fight against the sex trafficking of women and children."
Flushing, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2009
In response to the rapidly spreading crime of trafficking women and children for the purposes of sexual abuse, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. has just released, International Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic, a 536-page book filled with the insights, information and advice of more than 30 top experts on this crisis. “Sex trafficking statistics are extremely alarming. They can’t be ignored,” says Looseleaf President Michael Loughrey. “An estimated two million women and children are lost to the crime each year, including tens of thousands who are trafficked into the U.S. This is a global epidemic that calls for a swift and effective worldwide response. We published this book in an effort to motivate and support those prepared to take action in defense of women and children.”
This first-of-its-kind project is specifically focused on helping readers grasp the scope of the trafficking crisis and arming them with the information and education they need to effectively recognize and report signs of trafficking activity. Additionally, in the case of law enforcement, its mission is to provide the kind of criminal intelligence needed to actually counter and combat it. “To our knowledge, this is the first book that confronts this heinous crime in this fashion,” says Looseleaf President Michael Loughrey. “By tapping the cumulative knowledge of such a large group of experts, authors Leonard Territo and George Kirkham have successful created a powerful weapon that virtually anyone, from educators to law enforcers, can use to make a potentially life-saving difference in the fight against sex trafficking.”
Impressively expansive and thorough in its coverage of this complex crime, International Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic explores a wide range of topics including the role of government corruption in perpetuating—even supporting—the sex trafficking industry, the growing threat of “sex tourism,” and the challenges faced by law enforcement officials trying to combat this crime as well as some emerging counter-trafficking strategies that may mean hope for the future.
“One of the most gripping and unique elements offered by this book is an actual insider look at the techniques, tactics and methods used by sex traffickers, shared by actual criminals involved in the trade,” says Loughrey. “Readers are given the rare opportunity to penetrate this dark and dangerous criminal empire and find out, first-hand, how it works and, thus, what might be done to stop it.”
International Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic is relevant for educators, law enforcement professionals including trainers, administrators, investigators and street-level officers who might encounter traffickers or trafficking victims. It’s also important for government officials responsible for anti-trafficking legislation and those compelled to take action, shed light on the problem and help save and protect women and children from victimization.
International Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic (ISBN: 978-1-932777-86-4, 536 pgs., softcover) is available for $39.95 plus shipping and handling by calling (800) 647-5547 or visiting http://www.looseleaflaw.com.
About Looseleaf Law Publications
For more than 40 years, Looseleaf Law has provided the criminal justice community with accurate, affordable and current books, promotional aids, and legal references. The company is the established leader in the criminal justice publishing market, working with the world’s leading experts to produce the most comprehensive and high quality products available anywhere.
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