Qualitative Research in Trafficking – A Particular Case

  • Grigoris Lazos


This chapter contains a short presentation of the methodological decisions (and their reorientations) during the many-year research on trafficking in women and youths in Greece. It focuses on the qualitative aspects of research on this topic. The following issues are addressed: the methods of accumulating material; the verification of findings; the dilemma of generalization or ‘true stories from the field’; the qualitative-quantitative research relations; the shocking passages from the ‘unknown’ to the ‘missing’; the distinction between researcher and research subject.


Qualitative Research Organize Crime Sexual Service Methodological Decision Trafficking Victim 
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  • Grigoris Lazos
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  1. 1.Department of CriminologyPanteion UniversityAthensGreece

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