Treatment of traumatized victims of human trafficking to support coherent or consistent testimonies

Police and law enforcement / Interrogation method

Treatment of traumatized victims of human trafficking to support coherent or consistent testimonies

An international explorative study (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

This research provides an insight into ways in which consistency and coherence of witness statements of human trafficking victims with psychological trauma can (potentially) be improved, for the purpose of improving the detection and prosecution of human trafficking offences. Seven questions underpinned this study.
For this exploratory study, semi-structured interviews were held with police officers, prosecutors, and social workers (who support human trafficking victims) in Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Publication data

Author(s):
Klerx-van Mierlo, F., Youngs, D., Oostinga, M., Mergaerts, L., VanDale, D., Velden, P. van der
Organization(s):
International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT) - Tilburg University, WODC
Place of publication:
Tilburg
Publisher:
Intervict
Year of publication:
2014

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Address:
Intervict (International Victimology Institute Tilburg)
Phone:
013 4663526
E-mailaddress:
intervict@tilburguniversity.edu
Website:
www.tilburguniversity.edu/intervict