Modern slavery: county lines drug trading in the UK.

This is a Criminology Subject Spotlight with Assistant Professor Edward Mowlam and Dr Gareth Addidle. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Criminology.

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In this fascinating and intriguing Subject Spotlight, Assistant Professor Edward Mowlam and Dr Gareth Addidle present Modern slavery: County Lines Drug Trading in the UK, a topic prevalent on both the Law LLB and BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Behaviour courses. Edward begins by outlining what constitutes Modern Slavery, the history of slavery, and why important legislation has been introduced in a contemporary society to prevent the exploitation of humans. He goes on to introduce a form of modern slavery known as county lines, and what it encompasses. Edward also looks at the specifics of legislation that tries to combat county lines crimes, as well as the offences and defences involved in county lines. Dr Gareth Addidle then puts a more criminological spin on the Spotlight by presenting a case study which focuses on the TV Series ‘Top Boy’, and reflecting on its accuracy and impact on the issue of county lines, focussing on the importance of education surrounding the prevention of Modern Slavery. He closes the Spotlight by discussing some important terminology regarding social harm, questioning whether the law can keep up with new crimes and get ahead, before finally setting you an activity that examines three potential victims of Modern Slavery.

About University of Bradford

The University of Bradford's focus is on creating the conditions for social, cultural, and economic impact through its commitment to social inclusion - creating opportunity and enabling students to reach their potential. Through this commitment, the University of Bradford has topped the Social Mobility Index for English universities for the last two years. Courses at Bradford encompass industry experience and employability. They're designed to engage and inspire using input from industry partners. The University's focus on practical training and placements, mean that it's not just the theory, but also the skills graduates need to really make their mark on the world. Bradford offers over 100 undergrad courses across four faculties, and 15% of students come from international territories.

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Assistant Professor Edward Mowlam and Dr Gareth Addidle

Do you want to hear from the academics who will be teaching you on the LLB Law course and BA (Hons) Criminology course at the University of Bradford? You can watch a short introduction to Assistant Professor Edward Mowlam and Dr Gareth Addidle at the end of this Subject Spotlight!

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