Home Office Research Report 15 is based on interviews with 45 prisoners convicted of people smuggling/trafficking offences in 2005.
The report explores the following issues:
What the smuggling/trafficking process involves, including details on smuggling/trafficking operators and their perceptions of the ‘market’.
Why the UK is chosen as a destination by people smugglers/traffickers.
Which groups typically comprise clients/victims of smuggling/trafficking operations.
Attitudes towards the perceived risks involved in smuggling/trafficking, both in terms of action taken by relevant authorities and from other operators within the market.