Human Trafficking Is The Trade Of A Human

865 WordsOct 12, 20154 Pages
Human trafficking is the trade of a human for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, and sexual exploitation of men, women and children. This may include providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, the removal of organs or tissues, include surrogacy, prostitution, pornography and even consensual sex with a minor. Human trafficking can occur within a country or nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim 's rights of movement through coercion and because of their exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another (Perez). Human trafficking can also be the use of a bond or debt to dominate or control someone, most commonly and illegal immigrant. Victims are often forced into trafficking. Victims can also be persuaded into trafficking because of their background, such as childhood abuse or prostitution. It is estimated that as many as 20 to 30 million people worldwide are subject to trafficking of some kind. Trafficking in persons is often qualified as a “modern form of slavery” by international organizations, politicians and scholars (Van der Wilt). Human trafficking is extremely lucrative, with low cost and high rewards (Smith). Trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry ranking only behind drugs as the most lucrative criminal enterprise. Human trafficking is said to come second, ahead of the gun smuggling
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