The Global Initiative Network

Expert

Dr. Alexis A. Aronowitz

Senior Lecturer (Criminology), University College Utrecht, Utrecht University

Alexis has been working since 2005 at University College Utrecht as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology (teaching courses on Criminology, Violence and Aggression and Human Trafficking: An International Perspective) and as an Academic Advisor.

From December 1999 through March 2002, Alexis conducted and coordinated research on human trafficking at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute continuing to serve as a consultant on projects on human trafficking for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She continues to work as an independent consultant and has contributed to projects on human trafficking for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, the International Organization for Migration, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (University of Tilburg), Human Rights First, Management Systems International and Winrock International.

Alexis has served as a Visiting Professor teaching a course on human trafficking at universities in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands.  She has been invited to speak on human trafficking at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), the Vatican and the European Parliament, and has published extensively on the topic of human trafficking and hate crimes. Her book, Human Trafficking, Human Misery The Global Trade in Human Beings, was published by Praeger in 2009. Her second book, Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook, was published in 2017.

Relevant Publications

Books

Aronowitz, A.A. (2017) Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook, ABC-CLIO Publishers, Santa Barbara, California

Aronowitz, A.A. (2015) Assimilation, Acculturation and Juvenile Delinquency: Second Generation Turkish Youth in Berlin, Germany, Lambert Academic Publishers, Saarbrücken, Germany

Aronowitz, A.A. (2009) Human Trafficking, Human Misery: The Global Trade in Human Beings Scarecrow Press (Rowman and Littlefield), Lanham, Maryland

Research monographs

Aronowitz, A.A. (2014) “Future Possibilities for the Utilization of EU Statistics on Human Trafficking”, in Counting what counts; Tools for the validation and utilization of EU statistics on human trafficking, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, pp 115-153

Aronowitz, A.A. (2010) Analyzing the Business Organization of Trafficking in Human Beings in Order to Decrease Vulnerabilities and to Better Prevent the Crime Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking (UN.GIFT) Vienna, Austria

Aronowitz, A.A. (2009) Guidelines for the Collection of Data on Trafficking in Human Beings, Including Comparable Indicators Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior and the International Organization for Migration, Vienna, Austria

Aronowitz, A.A. (2006) Measures to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings in Benin, Nigeria and Togo United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria

Albert, S., Aronowitz, A.A., Fowke, M., Sarrica, F., Symalzek, J. (2006) Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria

Aronowitz, A.A. (2004) Coalitions Against Trafficking in Human Beings in the Philippines – Research and Action Final Report, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Refereed Journal Articles

Aronowitz, A.A. (2015)  Victims of Human Trafficking: A Complex Issue. Dossier of Analysis: Human Trafficking, Centro de Estudios Internacionales – CEI Facultad de Ciencias Sociales Universidad de los Andes.

Aronowitz, A.A. and Koning, A. (2014) Understanding Human Trafficking as a Market System: Addressing the Demand Side of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation, Revue Internationale de Droit Penale, International Review of Penal Law.2014/3 (Vol. 85); 669-696.

Aronowitz, A.A., and Isitman, E.  Trafficking of Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ  Removal. Are International Legal Instruments Effective Measures to Eradicate this Practice?, Groningen Journal of International Law, Vol. 1, ed. 2: 73-90

Aronowitz, A.A. (2010) Overcoming the Challenges to Accurately Measuring the Phenomenon of Human Trafficking Revue Internationale de Droit Penale, International Review of Penal Law Volume 3-4, 2010; 493-512.

Aronowitz, A.A. (2004) Victimization of Trafficked Persons and Illegal Migrants International Review of Victimology Volume 11, 2004; 11-32

Aronowitz, A.A. (2002) The United Nations Global Programme Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Research and Lessons Learned International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2002; 257-275

Aronowitz, A.A. (2001) Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings: The Phenomenon, The Markets That Drive It and the Organisations That Promote It European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research Volume 9, No.2, Summer 2001; 163-195.

Book chapters

To punish or not to punish: what works in the regulation of the prostitution market?”, Persak N.  and G. Vermeulen (eds.), Reframing Prostitution: From Discourse to Description, from Moralisation to Normalisation?, Maklu Publishers, Antwerp, Belgium; 223-251. 2014

“Understanding trafficking in human beings: A human rights, public health, and criminal justice issue”, Natarajan, M. (ed.). International Crime and Justice. Cambridge University Press; 118-125. 2012

“The Human Trafficking – Organized Crime Nexus”, in Gilmore, S. and F. Allum (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organised Crime. Routledge Publishers; 217-233. 2012

“Sex Tourism and Sex Trade”, Ciment, J. and Bates, C. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Social Issues, M.E. Sharpe Publishers; 838-845. 2011

“Trafficking in Human Beings: Understanding the Crime and Harm to Victims”, in Natarajan, M. (ed.), International Crime and Justice, Cambridge University Press. 2010

“Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings: The Phenomenon, The Markets That Drive It and the Organisations That Promote It”, in Territo, L. and G. Kirkham (eds.), International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic, Looseleaf Law Publications, Flushing, N.Y.; 403-434. 2009

“The Smuggling – Trafficking Nexus and the Myths Surrounding Human Trafficking” Immigration, Crime and Justice, William F. McDonald, Editor, Series: Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Emerald Publishers, Bingley, U.K.; 107-128. 2006

“The United Nations Global Program Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Results from Phase I of “Coalitions Against Trafficking in Human Beings in the Philippines” Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism, Freilich, J., R. Guerette, Editors Ashgate Press, Burlington, Vt.; November 2006; 135-155. 2005

Trafficking in Human Beings: A Challenge to Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations around the World”, International Crime and Justice, Natarajan, M. Editor, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Boston, Ma., September 2005; 309-316. 2003

“Trafficking in Human Beings: an International Perspective”, Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments, Van de Bunt, H., D. Siegel and D. Zaitch., Editors Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht; 2003; 85-95. 2003

Aronowitz, A.A. and Peruffo, M., “Trafficking of Human Beings and Related Crimes in West Africa” , The Blackwell Companion to Criminology, Colin Sumner, Editor, Blackwell Publishers, Malden, Ma., September 2003; 394-414.

Research reports

Aronowitz, A.A. (2014) Report to the Government of Nepal on the Situation of Human Trafficking: An Exploratory Study  

(2005) Expert Brief Data on Trafficking in Women United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, New York, April 2005 (unpublished report); utilized for the UN publication Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Women

(2004) Trafficking in Human Beings in Nigeria Winrock International, Little Rock, Arkansas (unpublished report)

(2003) Assessment of Trafficking in Human Beings in Albania, Management Systems International, Washington, D.C. (unpublished report)

(2001) Illegal Practices and Criminal Networks involved in the Smuggling of Filipinos to Italy, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Turin, Italy,(unpublished report)