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The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Gary Craig, Alex Balch, Hannah Lewis, and Louise Waite

Abstract

Modern slavery, in the form of labour exploitation, domestic servitude, sexual trafficking, child labour and cannabis farming, is still growing in the UK and industrialised countries, despite the introduction of laws to try to stem it. This hugely topical book is the first to assess the legislation critically, using evidence from across the field, and to offer strategies for improvement in policy and practice. The book argues that, contrary to its claims to be ‘world-leading’, the Modern Slavery Act is inconsistent, inadequate and punitive, and that the UK government, through its labour market ... More

Keywords: slavery, labour exploitation, domestic servitude, sexual trafficking, child labour, cannabis farming, Modern Slavery Act

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447346791
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Craig, editor
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Alex Balch, editor
University of Liverpool

Hannah Lewis, editor
University of Sheffield

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