Female Perpetrators in Internal Child Trafficking in China: An empirical study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/595530
Title:
Female Perpetrators in Internal Child Trafficking in China: An empirical study
Authors:
Shen, A. (Anqi)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute
Citation:
Shen, A. (2016) 'Female Perpetrators in Internal Child Trafficking in China: An empirical study' Journal of Human Trafficking; Published online 03 Mar 2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Human Trafficking
Issue Date:
3-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/595530
DOI:
10.1080/23322705.2016.1136537
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uhmt20#.VrIaouZ1Z40; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23322705.2016.1136537
Abstract:
Through an empirical study, this article explores the overall profile of female traffickers of children in China and their role and performance in the trafficking processes. Its contribution to the human trafficking literature lies in its focus on female perpetrators in particular. The article provides an overview of the international literature on female traffickers as well as contemporary knowledge about internal child trafficking in China. Empirical data from incarcerated traffickers suggest that portraying female traffickers as active players of criminal networks obscures the structural problems affecting female child traffickers. The short-term result is that the problems of female offenders are ignored, and the long-term impact is policy-making that is disconnected from the lived experiences of an important population. From a gender perspective this study suggests that female child traffickers are offenders as well as victims of social and gender inequalities in China’s reform era. This study also proposes that internal child trafficking in China should China: An empirical study Anqi Shen ABSTRACT Through an empirical study, this article explores the overall profile of female traffickers of children in China and their role and performance in the trafficking processes. Its contribution to the human trafficking literature lies in its focus on female perpetrators in particular. The article provides an overview of the international literature on female traffickers as well as contemporary knowledge about internal child trafficking in China. Empirical data from incarcerated traffickers suggest that portraying female traffickers as active players of criminal networks obscures the structural problems affecting female child traffickers. The short-term result is that the problems of female offenders are ignored, and the long-term impact is policy-making that is disconnected from the lived experiences of an important population. From a gender perspective this study suggests that female child traffickers are offenders as well as victims of social and gender inequalities in China’s reform era. This study also proposes that internal child trafficking in China should be brought in the international and Anglo-American debates surrounding human trafficking.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Child trafficking; female trafficker; China; qualitative study
ISSN:
2332-2705
Rights:
Following 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-list/ [Accessed: 03/02/2016]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShen, A. (Anqi)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-03T15:28:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-03T15:28:30Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-03en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Human Trafficking; Published Online 03 Mar 2016en
dc.identifier.issn2332-2705en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/23322705.2016.1136537en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/595530en
dc.description.abstractThrough an empirical study, this article explores the overall profile of female traffickers of children in China and their role and performance in the trafficking processes. Its contribution to the human trafficking literature lies in its focus on female perpetrators in particular. The article provides an overview of the international literature on female traffickers as well as contemporary knowledge about internal child trafficking in China. Empirical data from incarcerated traffickers suggest that portraying female traffickers as active players of criminal networks obscures the structural problems affecting female child traffickers. The short-term result is that the problems of female offenders are ignored, and the long-term impact is policy-making that is disconnected from the lived experiences of an important population. From a gender perspective this study suggests that female child traffickers are offenders as well as victims of social and gender inequalities in China’s reform era. This study also proposes that internal child trafficking in China should China: An empirical study Anqi Shen ABSTRACT Through an empirical study, this article explores the overall profile of female traffickers of children in China and their role and performance in the trafficking processes. Its contribution to the human trafficking literature lies in its focus on female perpetrators in particular. The article provides an overview of the international literature on female traffickers as well as contemporary knowledge about internal child trafficking in China. Empirical data from incarcerated traffickers suggest that portraying female traffickers as active players of criminal networks obscures the structural problems affecting female child traffickers. The short-term result is that the problems of female offenders are ignored, and the long-term impact is policy-making that is disconnected from the lived experiences of an important population. From a gender perspective this study suggests that female child traffickers are offenders as well as victims of social and gender inequalities in China’s reform era. This study also proposes that internal child trafficking in China should be brought in the international and Anglo-American debates surrounding human trafficking.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uhmt20#.VrIaouZ1Z40en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23322705.2016.1136537en
dc.rightsFollowing 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-list/ [Accessed: 03/02/2016]en
dc.subjectChild traffickingen
dc.subjectfemale traffickeren
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectqualitative studyen
dc.titleFemale Perpetrators in Internal Child Trafficking in China: An empirical studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Human Traffickingen
or.citation.harvardShen, A. (2016) 'Female Perpetrators in Internal Child Trafficking in China: An empirical study' Journal of Human Trafficking; Published online 03 Mar 2016en
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.date.accepted2015-10-08en
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