The use of children in maritime piratical activities remains an understudies phenomenon. As such, this paper explores three key objectives:
- 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
- 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
- To provide possible alternatives to addressing marine piracy by focusing on the challenges posed by the involvement of children and youth.