Children and Youth in Maritime Piracy

The use of children in maritime piratical activities remains an understudies phenomenon. As such, this paper explores three key objectives:

  1. To raise the awareness of the failure to address the question of the involvement of children and youth by those involved in either studying or addressing piracy and
  2. To provide a rationale for the collection and accessibility of disaggregated data on those Children and Youth in Marine Piracy: Causes, Consequences and the Way Forward committing piracy by those who are capturing, releasing, reporting and prosecuting those involved in piracy activity and
  3. To provide possible alternatives to addressing marine piracy by focusing on the challenges posed by the involvement of children and youth.

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December 2012


Dr. Shelly Whitman, Tanya Zayed, Carl Conradi