Cuckooing: The case for strengthening the law against slavery in the home

Published November 2021

As the name suggests ‘cuckooing’ involves the gang taking over somebody’s home against their will and then using it for criminal activity such as storing and/or distributing drugs cash and weapons. Together with our partners at The Centre for Social Justice, Justice and Care is arguing for a simple change in the law to give police and courts the powers they need to end the harmful and criminal practice of ‘cuckooing’. This paper explores this form of modern slavery which has grown in prominence over recent years, the impact of the practice and the challenges for enforcement and uncovers a worrying gap in the law.

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