A Brief Note On Criminal Provisions For Traffickers

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3. Criminal Provisions for Traffickers
The third category concentrated on efforts to address traffickers themselves, as they are heavily involved in the recruiting process, introduce the victims to the trade, to the clients, and mobilizing the victims to provide services. Moreover, traffickers are one of the major players of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and profit the most from the business (Raymond & Hughes, 2001). They carefully plan “sexual grooming,” which is a combination of distinct tactics to establish trusting relationships, and gradually move the boundaries, to ensure that the victims remain isolated and loyal to their captors (Laurel House).
Traffickers usually prey on vulnerable underage teenagers by luring their victims with false advertisements and promises. They seek to establish emotional connections with the victims and persuade them that the relationship is normal and healthy (Office on Trafficking in Persons, 2015). Traffickers use psychological techniques to isolate the victims from their social networks and maintain control. Similarly, they often introduce the victims to drugs and alcohol. Once the victims developed the addictions, the traffickers use it as a method of keeping the business and sex workers under control (Kabance, 2014).
Lawmakers recognize that human trafficking is a serious crime and as such have enacted laws criminalizing this conduct and imposing serious penalties to traffickers (Parsons, Cray, Saar & Vafa, 2014).
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