UK’s efforts in reducing harm: primary versus tertiary victims

A Textual Analysis of UK Government’s Efforts in Reducing Harm for Primary and Tertiary Victims

I am happy to say that I have officially completed my master’s in criminology with law. Not only did I get a distinction on my master’s dissertation, but I was awarded a distinction for my entire degree. Here is my abstract:

“We [UK] tackle this problem from every angle, whilst always keeping the plight of victims at the very heart of our policies and in everything we do” (Home Office, 2013a, Forward).

The aim of this dissertation is to examine the intent for the UK government to combat human trafficking and find if the efforts are primarily aimed at reducing harm for primary or tertiary victims of human trafficking. Firstly, this dissertation applied the standard criminological concept of victimisation into a human trafficking context in order to define who primary and tertiary victims of trafficking are. Followed by, applying textual analysis of the UK published laws, strategies and policies. The research found that based off of the data analysed the primary intent for the UK government to reduce harm was primarily aimed at tertiary victims of human trafficking.

If you are interested in reading my entire dissertation (I promise it’s interesting), “A textual analysis of UK government’s effort in reducing harm for primary and tertiary victims