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Modern Slavery and Corruption

Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand and Professor Tony Ward

Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand (University of Sussex) and Professor Tony Ward (Northumbria University) work together on issues relating to human trafficking and corruption. They were colleagues at the University of Hull until 2016, when they both took up their present posts.

Shahrzad is Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Sussex. Her main research interests are in the area of international criminal justice systems. She conducted research on Trafficking in Persons as a form of organised crime from two diverging perspectives: the criminal justice intervention approach and the labour paradigm. Her current research is examining the links between Human Trafficking and Corruption.   

Tony is Professor of Law at Northumbria University. He worked at De Montfort University Leicester from 1990 to 2004, rising from Research Assistant to Principal Lecturer, before moving to Hull as Reader in Law. His main research interests are in state crime (including corruption) and the law of evidence. He is Co-director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal State Crime, and Co-editor of Routledge’s Crimes of the Powerful series. With Penny Green, he is co-author of State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption (Pluto, 2004) and State Crime and Civil Activism: On the Dialectics of Repression and Resistance (Routledge, in press). He has published numerous papers on the law of evidence.

Shahrzad and Tony’s joint research centres on evidential problems relating to human trafficking and on the relationship between human trafficking and corruption, with a particular focus on Albania. Their work also raises issues about the extent to which co-operation is possible or desirable with criminal justice agencies tainted by corruption, whether outside the EU or within it.

Relevant Publications

Fouladvand S. (2018) ‘Decentering the Prosecution-Oriented Approach: Tackling Both Supply and Demand in the Struggle against Human Trafficking’ Int. J. Law, Crime & Justice 52: 129–143.

Fouladvand, S. (2018) ‘Corruption and Human Trafficking: A Holistic Approach’, in Ryder, N and Pasculli, L (eds.) Corruption in the Global Era: Causes, Sources and Forms of Manifestation. Routledge.

Fouladvand, S. and Ward, T, (forthcoming) ‘Human Trafficking, Vulnerability and the State’, J. Crim. L.,

Green, P. and Ward, T. (2004) State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption. London: Pluto Press.

Green, P. and Ward, T. (2017) ‘Understanding State Crime’ in A. Liebling, S. Maruna and L, McAra (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th ed.). Oxford: OUP.

Ward, T. (2017) ‘Civil Society Perspectives on Corruption and Human Rights: the Case of Papua New Guinea’ in L. Weber, E. Fishwick and M. Marmo (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. London: Routledge.

Ward, T. and Fouladvand, S. (2018) ‘Human Trafficking, Victims’ Rights and Fair Trials’ J.Crim. L. 82(2): 138-155

 

Modern Slavery

Professor Gary Craig

Gary Craig is Professor Emeritus of Social Justice at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull, which he helped to establish in 2007 and where he led the team working on issues of modern slavery. (www.hull.ac.uk/WISE) He is also Visiting Professor at four other universities.

Since 1998 he has been working on issues of migration, including refugees and asylum seeking, and in the past twelve years on modern slavery. He directed the first national scoping study of modern slavery in the UK in 2007/8 for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (Contemporary slavery in the UK) and then co-led two major studies of forced labour in the JRF forced labour programme. He has undertaken a wide range of research and writing in this area and in 2015 was presented with an award by the-then Home Secretary for his ‘outstanding contribution to the fight against modern slavery’. He has helped to establish modern slavery partnerships in Humberside and York and North Yorkshire, and is co-convenor of the Modern Slavery Research Consortium, a national network of (currently) almost 300 groups and individuals working on issues of modern slavery in all its forms.

Relevant Publications

2013    The experience of forced labour (with A. Geddes and S. Scott), York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

2014    Forced labour in the UK (with S. Scott and A. Geddes), York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

2014    What next for forced labour?, (with others) Durham: Forced Labour Monitoring Group.

2015    ‘Human trafficking and the UK Modern Slavery Bill’, Social Inclusion, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Kennedy School of Law.

2015    ‘Modern slavery in the UK’, In defence of welfare, Sheffield: Sheffield University/SPA

2015    ‘The Modern Slavery Act, World leading or a timid start?’ E-International Relations, January.

2015    Migration and integration: a local and experiential perspective, IRIS Working Paper 7/2015, Birmingham: Institute for Research into superdiversity, University of Birmingham.

2015    ‘Multiculturalism or assimilation and social exclusion’ (with Hannah Lewis) in F. Mansouri and B. de B’Beri Boulou, Global perspectives on the politics of multiculturalism, London: Routledge.

2015    ‘Social justice: an introductory essay’ in Kennet, M., Cum, I. and Nathan, S. , The economics of social justice: a handbook for students, Oxford: The Green Economics Institute.

2016    A racial justice forum for York?, (with others) York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation/York Workshops.

2017    ‘Child domestic labour (hidden from view?)’, with J. Blagborough, in Small Bonds, ed. A-M Duane, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2017    ‘Child labour: an historical and global perspective’ in N. Frost, (ed,) A handbook on child welfare, London: Routledge.

2017    ‘Modern slavery and the Social Care Act: who is vulnerable?’, Journal of Adult Protection, (with S. Clay) Vol. 19, No. 1

2017    Community organising against racism: ‘race’, ethnicity and community development, (ed.) Bristol: Policy Press.

2017    Editorial introduction, in Community organising against racism: ‘race’, ethnicity and community development

2018    ‘The history and pattern of settlement of ethnic minorities, in Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity in social welfare (G Craig with others, eds.) Bristol: Policy Press, second and revised edition.

2018    ‘Policy, politics and practice’ (with R. Flynn) in Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity (G Craig with others, eds.) Bristol: Policy Press, second and revised edition.

2018    Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity (with others, eds.) Bristol: Policy Press, second and revised edition.

2018    A global handbook on social justice,(ed.) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (in press).

2018    Editorial introduction in A global handbook on social justice,(ed.) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (in press).

2018    ‘Social justice and civil society’ in A global handbook on social justice,(ed.) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (in press).

2018    ‘Modern slavery in the United Kingdom: an incoherent response’ in C. Needham et al. (eds) Social Policy Review, Bristol: Policy Press (in press).

2018    ‘Editorial introduction’ (with A. Balch and others) in The Modern Slavery agenda: policy, politics and practice, G.Craig et al. (eds), Bristol: Policy Press.(in press)

2018    Editorial Introduction (with others) in Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity (G Craig with others, eds.) Bristol: Policy Press, second and revised edition (in press).

Contact: Gary.craig@garyc.demon.co.uk or g.craig@hull.ac.uk

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