The Role of Digital Technologies in Combating Cyber-Trafficking in Persons Crimes

  •  Sami Saad Alsemairi    


With the increase in technological development, trafficking in persons has become one of the world’s most pressing issues, with a large number of countries having been affected over the past few years. This research deals with the role of digital technologies implemented through cyberspace in detecting and combating trafficking in person’s crimes. Moreover, the research clarifies the concept of cyber-trafficking, in addition to addressing the different types of cyber-trafficking in person’s crimes. The research found that trafficking in persons is a serious crime because it violates human rights. In addition, the research found that the rate of trafficking has increased due to the global accessibility that the Internet has provided, posing great risks to the public and increasing the rate of cyber-trafficking crimes. Furthermore, the research found that the reasons of trafficking in persons were numerous due to the development of digital technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century, with the most common motive being for illegal financial profit. Combating trafficking in persons has become an important political priority for many governments around the world, and any future success in eliminating trafficking in persons in its various forms will depend on the extent to which governments and relevant organizations are prepared to develop digital technologies and use them to combat and prevent cyber-trafficking crimes.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: quarterly

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