Attitudes regarding criminal justice responses to sex trafficking among law enforcement officers in Bosnia and HerzegovinaLisa R. Muftić
, 2013, izvirni znanstveni članek
The purpose of this research study is to examine law enforcement officers’ attitudes pertaining to the sanctioning of individuals involved in the sex trade, with a particular focus on sex trafficking victims, sex traffickers, and men who purchase sex (herein referred to as customers).
The current study relies on self-reported survey data from the Bosnian Border Police (BP) officers (n = 363) collected in the summer of 2011 to assess officers’ attitudes regarding the sex trade. Participants were asked to respond to a variety of statements reflecting attitudinal factors related to prostitution myths and criminal justice responses to sex trafficking victims, sex traffickers, and customers.
Results from a series of multivariate statistical analyses indicate several factors to be associated with an officer’s support for the arrest, incarceration, and deportation of trafficking victims, traffickers, and customers. These include adherence to prostitution myths, whether or not the officer had received training pertaining to human trafficking, and the officer’s sex.
Avenues for future research include an examination of the impact attitudes have on police behavior, an analysis of the content, duration and frequency of training programs offered to law enforcement, and consideration of the impact personal experiences with the sex trade have on attitude formation among the police.
Findings presented have important implications for anti-trafficking programs, in particular those designed to educate and train criminal justice officials. Training programs need to include the provision of factual information regarding prostitution and sex trafficking.
Ključne besede: police, prostitution, victims of trafficking, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Objavljeno v DKUM: 10.07.2015; Ogledov: 647; Prenosov: 44
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