Human Trafficking : A Common Form Of Slavery

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Julia Mordecai
Mrs. Sklarski
Religion
3 June 2016

Human Trafficking
What is human trafficking? “Human trafficking is a common form of slavery today that involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.” It is when people are bought and sold basically into slavery. There are multiple types of human trafficking which are domestic Sex Trafficking of Adults, Sex Trafficking of International Adults and Children, Forced labor, and Domestic Servitude. Human trafficking does not just happen in the U.S. it happens all around the world. Most traffickers who buy and sell other humans mostly send them out of their country and to a different one to work. Most questions people ask is “Is human trafficking
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Traffickers have many ways in controlling their victims by physically, emotionally, and sexually abusing them.
People who are mostly at risk of human trafficking runaway and homeless teenagers that are male, female, and transgender. Traffickers can sense vulnerability and low self esteem in the victims they choose. Social media can play a huge part in human trafficking because it’s very easy for a trafficker to pretend to be someone else on the internet that a victim may trust to lure them into human trafficking.
The signs to look out for when a person is being trafficked is their living conditions, poor mental health and abnormal behavior, health, and lack of control. A trafficker that is convicted of human trafficking can face 15 years to life in prison and can face fines up to $1,500,000.
Human trafficking happens all over the world no matter what country you live in. Every year at least 600,000 to 800,000 men, women, and children are bought, forced, and sold into human trafficking. Law enforcement is trying to make this statistic go down by trying hard to prevent human trafficking not only in the United States but also in other countries.
Not only is law enforcement trying to prevent human trafficking but the church is also. Churches try and prevent this by starting organizations against human trafficking. These organizations help look for ways to try and prevent human trafficking from happening and also helping the victims that have escaped and survived human
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