Help-seeking strategies of victim/survivors of human trafficking involving partner migration

Richards, Kelly & Lyneham, Samantha (2014) Help-seeking strategies of victim/survivors of human trafficking involving partner migration. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 468, pp. 1-10.

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Victim/survivors of human trafficking involving partner migration employ diverse help-seeking strategies, both formal and informal, to exit their exploitative situations. Drawing on primary research conducted by Lyneham and Richards (forthcoming), the authors highlight the importance of educating the community and professionals from a wide range of sectors—including health, mental health, child protection, social welfare, social work, domestic violence, migration, legal and law enforcement services—about human trafficking and the help-seeking strategies of victims/survivors in order to support them to leave exploitative situations.

Enhancing Australia’s knowledge of victim/survivors’ help-seeking strategies will better inform government and community responses to this crime, improve detection and identification of human trafficking matters and subsequent referral to appropriate victim services.

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ID Code: 66939
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Human trafficking, Partner migration, Help-seeking
ISSN: 0817-8542
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Institute of Criminology
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2014 22:37
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 01:33

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