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The Slave Next Door

The Slave Next Door

Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

  • Author: Kevin Bales,Ron Soodalter
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520942998
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.

The Slave Next Door

The Slave Next Door

Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, With a New Preface

  • Author: Kevin Bales,Ron Soodalter
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520268660
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Describes the practice of human trafficking that exists in the United States in the present day.

Pursuing Justice

Pursuing Justice

Traditional and Contemporary Issues in Our Communities and the World

  • Author: Ralph A. Weisheit,Frank Morn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317521838
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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Pursuing Justice, Second Edition, examines the issue of justice by considering the origins of the idea, formal systems of justice, current global issues of justice, and ways in which justice might be achieved by individuals, organizations, and the global community. Part 1 demonstrates how the idea of justice has emerged over time, starting with religion and philosophy, then moving to the justice as a concern of the state, and finally to the concept of social justice. Part 2 outlines the very different mechanisms used by various nations for achieving state justice, including systems based on common law, civil law, and Islamic law, with a separate discussion of the US justice system. Part 3 focuses on four contemporary issues of justice: war, genocide, slavery, and the environment. Finally, Part 4 shows how individuals and organizations can go about pursuing justice, and describes the rise of global justice. This updated timely book helps students understand the complexities and nuances of a society's pursuit of justice. It provides students with the foundations of global justice systems, integrating Greek philosophies and major religious perspectives into a justice perspective, and contributes to undergraduate understanding of international justice bodies, NGOs, and institutions. New edition is completely updated and revised to achieve relevance for today's students Covers concepts of justice as well as ideas for pursuing and achieving justice Examines how our modern laws began, and traces their evolution to today's laws Presents concepts and issues in justice studies as well as a comparison of several systems of law Teaching resources include discussion questions and real-world examples

The International Law of Human Trafficking

The International Law of Human Trafficking

  • Author: Anne T. Gallagher
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139492071
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Although human trafficking has a long and ignoble history, it is only recently that trafficking has become a major political issue for states and the international community and the subject of detailed international rules. Anne T. Gallagher calls on her direct experience working within the United Nations to chart the development of new international laws on this issue. She links these rules to the international law of state responsibility as well as key norms of international human rights law, transnational criminal law, refugee law and international criminal law, in the process identifying and explaining the major legal obligations of states with respect to preventing trafficking, protecting and supporting victims, and prosecuting perpetrators. This book is a groundbreaking work: a unique and valuable resource for policymakers, advocates, practitioners and scholars working in this controversial and important field.

Sociologists in Action on Inequalities

Sociologists in Action on Inequalities

Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

  • Author: Shelley K. White,Jonathan M. White,Kathleen Odell Korgen
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483322297
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, by Shelley K. White, Jonathan M. White, and Kathleen Korgen, is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.

The Legal Understanding of Slavery

The Legal Understanding of Slavery

From the Historical to the Contemporary

  • Author: Jean Allain
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199660468
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 396
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This book examines how slavery is understood in law. It shows how the legal definition of slavery has evolved and continues to be contentious. It traces the understanding of slavery from Roman law through the Middle Ages, the 18th and 19th centuries, up to the modern day manifestations, including forced labour and trafficking in persons.

American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security

American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security

  • Author: Martin Alan Greenberg
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482232553
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 396
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Today, it is estimated there are over 200,000 volunteers in police work throughout the United States. Although the need for such volunteers has never been greater, there is a lack of published materials regarding the nature of volunteer police work and how qualified citizens may augment police services. American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Sec

Global Civil Society 2011

Global Civil Society 2011

Globality and the Absence of Justice

  • Author: H. Seckinelgin,Billy Wong
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230303803
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Global Civil Society 2011 combines activist and academic accounts of contemporary struggles to promote, negotiate and deliver justice in a global frame without a central authority. In their engagement with cultural diversity and their networked communication the contributors rethink and remake justice beyond the confines of the nation state.

Survivors of Slavery

Survivors of Slavery

Modern-Day Slave Narratives

  • Author: Laura T. Murphy
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535759
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against their will, under the threat of violence, with little or no means of escape. Representing a variety of circumstances in diverse contexts, these survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, testifying to the widespread existence of a human rights tragedy and the urgent need to address it. Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many believe died with the end of slavery in the Americas. Organized around such issues as the need for work, the punishment of defiance, and the move toward activism, the collection isolates the causes, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that allow the phenomenon to endure. Enhancing scholarship in women's studies, sociology, criminology, law, social work, and literary studies, the text establishes a common trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, escape, and recovery, creating an invaluable resource for activists, scholars, legislators, and service providers.

To the Light of Tomorrow

To the Light of Tomorrow

From the Corners of Nowhere

  • Author: M. D. Rothfuss
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 145208582X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 72
  • View: 6837
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Joslyn Dann never imagined these things would be happening to her. She always thought that it was someone else's problem or something she couldn't control. Now she was in the midst of it and there really was nothing she could do about it. Would she ever escape this modern day slavery? How could some person enforce so much torture on another human being? All she could do was cry out to God in hope that He would answer. Captured into prostitution, Joslyn Dann has a choice to make. Will she give into the wishes of her captors or will she continue to fight their torture methods? Before her captivity she firmly believed and trusted in the love and power of Jesus Christ, but the trials of her new life threaten to destroy her faith. Will she be able to stand against the repeated attacks of the Devil? Can someone rescue her before the fight is gone?