Thursday, June 5, 2008

Trade Magazines and Scholarly Articles

Cole, Thomas B. "Modern Slavery a Hidden Crime in the US." JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 8 Aug 2005. Vol. 294 Issue 5, p541-542.

This article from the Journal of the American Medical Association offers the unique perspective of doctors seeking to identify evidence of slavery in the patients they examine. According to the abstract, this article includes “questions that physicians and others can ask persons who seem fearful or lack identification documents to determine if they are being trafficked.” For a journalist, this information could springboard a research into a specialized area of slave identification by medical professionals. In addition to the medical information in this article, data is also included from the Human Rights Center pertaining to the reasons behind slavery.

Herzfeld, Beth, ed. Reporter. United Kingdom: The Printed Word.

This is a magazine published by the charitable organization Anti-Slavery International on a quarterly basis. It would be useful for a reporter because it contains updates on the current issues in slavery and covers the entire world. The magazine covers recent developments and contains in-depth features about people and places on the forefront of the fight to end modern slavery. For example, in the October 2006 issue, there is an article that exposes the extent of slavery in South America, covering the conditions of slaves in various countries.

Hyde, Judith. "Physical and Mental Health Aspects of Rehabilitating Children Freed from Slavery." Washington D.C.: Free the Slaves, 2006. 7 Jun 2008

This research article was compiled by Judith Hyde, Kevin Bales, and Mark Levin. Bales is known as one of the foremost experts on modern slavery, bringing credibility to this project. This research focuses on the effectiveness of programs designed to reintegrate children who have been enslaved into normal society. The objectives are to identify the needs of children who have been subjected to slavery, and to evaluate the approaches of organizations seeking to meet those needs. This article contains a great deal of useful data, including maps of the regions discussed and definitions of terms related to child slavery.

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