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Controlling Human Trafficking

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Asian organized crime groups are involved in any form of money making enterprises they can exploit, similar to all other organized crime groups. One of the more lucrative, illegal activities, which an organized crime group can exploit, is human trafficking. Human trafficking is an unfortunate yet all too common occurrence in modern America with examples occurring all around us. In gaining an understanding of this illegal exploitation figuring out if occurrences are on the rise or if they are decreasing is important. Most importantly, what can be done to control Asian organized crime to control their use of human trafficking? The Triad, a Chinese organized crime group believed to be based out of Hong Kong with heavy influence in Taiwan,…show more content…
It is possible to make human trafficking more difficult to accomplish while also raising the risk associated with committing this crime. “The only mitigating factor considered by criminal enterprises is the element of risk, both financial and legal. These risks are less present in developing nations where official corruption is commonplace, and local police officials often work hand in hand with the criminal underworld.” Strengthening target prevention in source countries will aid greatly in reducing those trafficked. Strengthening and enforcing penalties against traffickers in the United States, to include convicting them of sex crimes, will potentially reduce those willing to risk committing human trafficking as a crime. “Enhancing assistance and protections for the victims” instead of treating them like criminals will greatly aid in law enforcement’s ability to find and shut down these trafficking…show more content…
Human trafficking is an unfortunate yet all too common occurrence in modern America with examples occurring all around us. In gaining an understanding of this illegal exploitation it becomes increasingly apparent that human trafficking is and has been on the rise in the United States. Important steps can be taken regarding the home country of those trafficked, holding the traffickers accountable legally, and treating the victims as victims instead of as criminals to drastically reduce this crimes
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