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Social Working of Criminal Law on Trafficking and Smuggling in Human Beings in Germany

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German immigration policy is characterised by a tough rhetoric against immigration and less restrictive and more pragmatic dealing with factual immigration. Many instruments developed in Germany have become standard elements of European migration policy. This chapter gives a short historical review on immigration history with a particular reference to illegal migration. It presents and discusses relevant current statistical data from the field of illegal immigration, human smuggling and trafficking in human beings. It then reviews the public perception of these phenomena and reveals a dominant narrative that over-emphasizes the role of human smugglers and traffickers. The chapter also reviews the implementation of the victim-witness-protection scheme. It concludes that the focus on the plight of trafficking victims in public debates does not result in a consequent and unconditioned protection of victims but serves as legitimization for tighter crime control.

Keywords: crime control; criminal law; European migration policy; German immigration policy; human smuggling; human trafficking; illegal migration; victim-witness- protection scheme



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