Technology in human smuggling and trafficking: case studies from Italy and the United Kingdom

Georgios Papanicolaou, Georgios Antonopoulos, Parisa Diba, Gabriele Baratto, Andrea Di Nicola, Elisa Martini, Fiamma Terenghi

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Abstract

This brief offers a unique and innovative account of the role of internet and digital technologies in human smuggling and trafficking. It explores new illegal paths through the web by analyzing how traffickers and smugglers use the visible and dark web during different phases of the process, including recruitment, transportation, and exploitation. Featuring case studies from two European countries, Italy and the United Kingdom, it outlines the types of websites used in these processes, how they are used, and common behavior patterns. With a view of transnational criminal activities involving actors from individual criminal entrepreneurs to organized crime groups and fluid large criminal networks, this brief will be of use to law enforcement, researchers of trafficking and organized crime, and policy makers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages92
ISBN (Print)9783030427672
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Criminology
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2192-8533

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