This book examines the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings in the EU with a comparative analysis of how British and Italian law has approached the issues. The work also analyzes the role of cooperation between the police and judiciary in combating criminal organizations involved in these crimes. The author draws on evidence from the Italian cities of Rimini and Siracusa and from the Italian transit island of Lampedusa to show how an innovative approach can help provide solutions to the problems arising from this sort of criminal activity. The result is a valuable resource for academics and students working in the areas of migration, refugee, criminal justice and EU law. Policy-makers and practitioners working with refugee and immigration issues will also find much of interest in this book.
About the Author
Matilde Ventrella has a law degree from the University of Bari (Italy), a LLM from the University of Dundee and a PhD from the University of Birmingham. Matilde works as a freelance researcher on asylum and immigration issues and for the Online Master Programmes at the University of Liverpool, UK.