Trafficking in humans – the business and the crime

Published: 7 August 2006 at 13:23

Anglia Ruskin University’s Unit for the Law of Children and the Vulnerable will be holding a day workshop on Human Trafficking as part of the 24th Annual Symposium on Economic Crime entitled The Price of Crime to be held at Jesus College, Cambridge on 8 September.

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The programme will provide human trafficking information from around the world – including contributions from academics from Turkey and Puerto Rico - and includes addresses from three of the most senior police officers in the UK dealing with this illegal trade. UK Government officials will also contribute to the debate about policy initiatives to help in the collaborative fight against the crime.

The main speakers at the event - which will focus on issues of child trafficking - will include Jim Gamble, Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre; Deputy Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell, Programme Director, UK Human Trafficking Centre; and Detective Chief Superintendent Nick Kinsella, Head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre. 

These three highly regarded contributors are ranked among the country’s leading experts in human trafficking, working on all the current major police operations and arrests.  As top authorities within their field they will be ideally placed to lead the debates on the very latest issues that face the UK authorities.

“We have set up this particular workshop to look at the multi-sectorial dimensions of human trafficking”,

explains Graham Ritchie from Anglia Ruskin University’s Unit for the Law of Children and the Vulnerable.

“There will be experts in crime, law and protection who will come together to look at the current situation, particularly with regards to crimes involving children.”

“It is an extremely challenging and sensitive subject to tackle but we will make real progress in this area by bringing together top industry experts and academics to make recommendations for further improvements to the protection system.”

As part of the workshop, the financial structures behind the patterns and processes of trafficking will be highlighted by specialists in asset recovery, law and organised crime.

For registration details for the one day workshop, log onto www.crimesymposium.org or contact Anglia Ruskin University on 0845 271 3333.