Human Trafficking And Its Aspects

3369 WordsDec 8, 201414 Pages
Human Trafficking and its Aspects Mariah Crawford English 2020 Mr. Vern Mehr Fall 2014 Imagine being called and offered a job opportunity in another state or perhaps another country. The employer promises you better housing, twice your current salary, and even offers to pay for your commute. Without thinking, you accept because the possibilities seem endless and unreal. You arrive to your new home but things don’t look as great as they were described and suddenly your new kind, charismatic boss seems to be more on the malicious side. He tells you that you cannot go anywhere besides work, takes all your sources of communication, and locks you inside your home. You ultimately realize that everything he previously promised you was a lie. Despite how outrageous or strange this all may sound, this scenario is quite common. It is a crime known as Human Trafficking and it is also referred to as modern-day slavery. Human trafficking is defined as the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion (Kerry). Human trafficking can include, but does not require, movement. Trafficking victims can be born into a state of servitude, transported to the unpleasant situation, have previously consented to work for a trafficker, or participated in a crime as a direct result of being trafficked (Kerry). Although the practice of trafficking humans is not new, public
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