Rose Broad, David Gadd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In the concluding chapter of Demystifying Modern Slavery, we provide an overview of the main findings of each chapter. We note that while the participants we interviewed were not a homogenous group, their behaviour could be rendered largely explicable by locating their biographies in the historical, legal and social contexts that formed the backdrops to destitution, marginalization, substance use, abuse and trauma, migration, and choices limited by structural disadvantage that had shaped many of their lives. We explain how the folk devil of the modern slavery offender has mystified the choices exploiters make and highlight the need to reorient attention towards the market factors and border control regimes that make some of the world’s most desperate people reliant upon prospective traffickers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemystifying Modern Slavery
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780429053986
ISBN (Print)9780367149307, 9781032374864
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Crime and Society


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