TraffLab Post-doctoral Fellow

 

Dr. Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies is a criminologist by background, and completed his doctoral thesis in criminology at The University of Manchester in 2017. His thesis focused on migrant labour exploitation in the UK food industry and its supply networks. Between 2017 and 2018, Davies continued working at Manchester as a Research Associate. Key projects included: a food fraud vulnerability assessment of the dairy industry on the Island of Ireland (funders: Food Safety Authority of Ireland); and an examination of policing responses to ‘modern slavery’ (funders: British Academy). Aside from his research background, Davies has taught at The University of Sheffield, The University of Manchester, and Coventry University. Jon has general research interests in the areas of labour exploitation, corporate and organisational crime, and harm.

Research at TraffLab: As part of the Tel Aviv TraffLab project,
Davies will conduct an analysis of supply networks in order to identify vulnerability points to labour trafficking, as well as appropriate intervention points and strategies. It is hoped that this analysis will assist businesses to tackle labour trafficking and exploitation in their supply networks.

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Relevant Publications

Jon Davies, Criminological Reflections on the Regulation and Governance of Labour Exploitation, Trends Organ Crime (2019). The final publication is available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12117-019-09370-x

Jon Davies, Labour Exploitation and Work-Based Harm (book review) Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books. (forthcoming, 2019)

 

Jon Davies and Nicholas Lord, A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do about Them (book review), Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (forthcoming, 2019).

 

Natalia Ollus and Jon Davies, Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking as Corporate Crime, Supply Chain Activities in Food Production and Cleaning Services, Crime, Law and Social Change  (forthcoming, 2019).

 

Jon Davies, Corporate Harm and Embedded Labour Exploitation in Food Supply Networks, European Journal of Criminology (12 September, 2019). [Full text] The final published version of this article is available here.

 

Jon Davies, From Severe to Routine Labour Exploitation: The Case of Migrant Workers in the UK Food Industry, Criminology & Criminal Justice (2018), online publication ahead of print, 10 March 2018 [Full Text]

Jon Davies, in LABOR EXPLOITATION AND MIGRANT WORKERS IN UK FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS, Emerging Voices: Critical Social Research. European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control: EG Press, 37-48 (Samantha Fletcher and Holly White, eds. 2017).

 

Jon Davies, Business as Usual? Routine Labour Exploitation in UK Food Supply Chains (March 2, 2017) available at http://www.europeanfoodcrime.manchester.ac.uk/labour-exploitation-food-supply-chains/

 

THE PROJECT

TraffLab is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. 
Grant agreement No 756672. 

Principal Investigator: Hila Shamir
Host Institution: Tel Aviv University, Israel
Duration: 5 years
Start date: April 1st, 2018

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