Human Trafficking : Good Vs Bad

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Jamison Harper
Govt. 2305 Project
April 6, 2016
Spring 2016
Human Trafficking: Good vs Bad
The topic I chose to broaden my research on for my project is Human Trafficking. Human trafficking, in my opinion, is a controversial topic to have a discussion on. As a whole, human trafficking is controversial because there are some individuals that do not view trafficking as illegal (different word choice). Some individuals view trafficking as legal. Later on in the paper I will explain in more detail why it is viewed as illegal, legal, and why someone might believe this. My opinion of the history of human trafficking was decreasingly smaller in a sense because not many people knew it was going on or some just pretended that it did not occur. When I was collecting research for my topic over human trafficking I came across an interesting statistic. In the article, "The History of Human Trafficking", the statistic states this: As of 2012 (the latest available data on human trafficking), 40,177 cases of trafficking were reported in the 2010-2012 period—and these are only the known cases. Broken down, it is a total of 13,392 persons trafficked a year; 36 trafficked every day; an average of one person trafficked an hour. 152 nationalities have been trafficked to 124 nations. 49% of the trafficking victims are women, and 33% are children. 21% of total trafficking victims, or 8,437 victims, are young girls. After reading this statistic, it is alarming to know that there are
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