Human Trafficking : An Evolving Global Phenomenon

1719 WordsOct 5, 20157 Pages
Human trafficking is an evolving global phenomenon that lacks adequate attention and information. The global issue has been around for many years, but it has been hidden and kept a secret by so many who knew it was going on. Today, there are “approximately 800,000 people trafficked across international borders” and many more trafficked from state to state (Richards 155). No longer is human trafficking hiding in the shadows of a small farm or town that is hidden away from a busy city near by. Human trafficking has made its move to all continents and ages. The global issue of human trafficking has become the world’s largest trafficking activity because of the large revenue that is made from it, as well the belief that it has become the…show more content…
Moreover, Mulvihill describes the signs that a victim of human trafficking would display, such as anxiety, avoiding eye contact, depression, never seen alone, appears to be in a relationship, and various other red flags (67). In a similar manner, Andreas Schloenhardt, Paris Astill-Torchia, and Jarrod M. Jolly author’s of “Be Careful of What You Pay For: Awareness Raising On Trafficking In Persons” explain that the lack of educating students and law enforcement has also hindered the amount of information given out during campaigns to put an end to the phenomenon (Schloenhardt, et. all 420). Not only are students who are learning uninformed, but the general public as well. Another author, Tiffany Richards, takes a different approach on human trafficking in her article “Health Implications of Human Trafficking”. Richards’ article informs the reader of the statistics of human trafficking, as well as what the crime does to the victim mentally and physically (Richards 159). Trafficking varies region to region, however the effects of the crime have a common trend (159). Richards article presents information concerning human trafficking in a manner that educates the reader and provides useful facts to suppress the actions of this global crime. The authors of the articles all present the need to educate the world in one way or another, whether it be through campaigns or medical professionals. The differences of the authors writings is that Mulvihill writes primarily about the
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