Human Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation - the Unprovable Criminal Offense?!
Knowledge about victims of human trafficking can be retrieved from previous studies. Yet, no independent study has so far solely focused on research about the perpetrators. Information about the modus operandi in Germany, is rare. Also, there is little knowledge about the course of criminal proceedings.Hence, the German- Austrian joint research project “Prevention and Intervention in Human Trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation” (PRIMSA) will within its framework mainly concentrate on investigating the perpetrators however, nonetheless it will also consider other questions.
Hereunto, interviews with experts will be conducted, 500 files will be analysed and perpetrators as well as sex customers will be questioned. The results of this research are presented.
These findings illustrate that there is no dominant perpetrator group. In criminal proceedings the role of witnesses appears to be difficult. Psychological knowledge plays an important role here. In addition, the lecture will discuss the circumstances in which customers are willing to help the victims of trafficking in human beings.
In addition, the findings show the influence of different emphases for example in form of subject focused commissariats or specialised prosecution offices.