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Two new manuals focus on the criminal aspects of human trafficking

 

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Moscow has recently published two manuals targeting law-enforcement specialists. The Manual Human Trafficking and Legalization of Criminal Profits. Issues of Prevention and the Manual on THB crimes typologies explore the crime of human trafficking from a scientific angle, but also take into account the practical aspects of law enforcement work.

 

The Manual Human Trafficking and Legalization of Criminal Profits. Issues of Prevention addresses criminal investigations on human trafficking. The manual highlights the use of innovative investigation approaches, such as the use of financial tools. This manual was developed by a group of national and international experts with the participation of IOM counter-trafficking specialists.

 

On the basis of the manual, an educational programme was elaborated by the Economic Security Academy of the Ministry of Interior of Russia. The educational program is a working tool on human trafficking issues for  the students at the Ministry of Interior, as well as for operative officers and investigators. The programme is already in place at the Ministry of Interior of Russia,  Economic Security Academy and Ministry of Interior of Russia, Moscow University.

 

The other Manual on THB crimes typologies illustrates mechanisms of human trafficking crimes, on the basis of a typological classification while providing methodological recommendations on effective investigative approaches. The manual focuses on judicial practice, criminal characteristics of human trafficking and typology of victims of trafficking. The manual was developed in close cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

 

Both Publications were published in Russian and are available on the UN.GIFT.HUB.