Trafficking in Human Beings: Uniform Definitions for Better Measuring and for Effective Counter-Measures

  • Kauko Aromaa


Monitoring trafficking in human beings for sexual or other forms of exploitation is at present difficult because of the lack of common definitions and measuring rules, but also because of a general lack of adequate records of the phenomenon. Reasonable measurement would need to combine law enforcement and NGO sources for a fuller and more complete review of the phenomenon. It is suggested that the Dutch trafficking reporting system be taken as a starting point for developing improved monitoring systems.


Crime Prevention Sexual Exploitation Crime Statistic Organise Crime Europe Publishing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kauko Aromaa
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  1. 1.European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI)HelsinkiFinland

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