JIED is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal publishing research and policy commentary on the complex relationship between illicit markets and development. The journal is cross-disciplinary and engages with academics, practitioners, and decision makers in facilitating for interventions and development planning that incorporates an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of illicit markets. The journal welcomes scholars and practitioners from all disciplines with an interest and expertise in the complexities illicit markets pose to the achievement of key development goals, such as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and progress towards peace and security in fragile settings. JIED is an independent academic journal, run by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), published by LSE Press.
The overlaps between human trafficking and other forms of organized crime have been widely recognised. However, policy responses frequently adopt siloed approaches, viewing human trafficking in isolation.
Recognising this, this special section aims to explore and advance the discourse on the overlaps between human trafficking and other organized crime markets, including drug trafficking, extortion, illicit trade, counterfeiting, and environmental crime. Overlaps may (i) be spatial - with a range of criminal activities operating in hubs or illicit flow corridors; (ii) relate to the actors involved in the different markets; or (iii) refer to other intersections (e.g. be linked in the laundering of funds, or leverage overlapping protection structures).
The special section also seeks to shed light on the current gaps and challenges in response frameworks and approaches adopted to counter contexts where human trafficking and other criminal markets overlap.
For more information see the full Call for Papers here.
Deadline for submission of abstracts and LOIs: 15th August 2021.
Planned date of publication: Summer 2022.
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