Human Trafficking

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Miata Draeger
FWA #2 First Draft
English 102 10:00
Professor Rigdon
November 16, 2014

Human Trafficking and its Dire Effects.
Human Trafficking in the United States is something not a lot of people discuss. Most think it is only something that happens in third world countries, but in fact could be happening in their hometown. According to Protocol to Prevent, Subdue and Punish Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking in the modern world entails transfer of persons by use of applied force. Other methods used to enforce the trafficking include use of deception, abduction, making payments to achieve harmony of a person having control over another and power abuse. The forms of exploitation executed on the victims include forced services of
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A victim is obliged to work where the abductors demand without any compensation.
Human trafficking is shameful and a global crisis. It touches lives of people and families by depriving basic human dignity and freedom as well as denial of human rights. In the journal Human Trafficking Is More Than Sex Trafficking and Prostitution: Implications for Social Work, the trafficking for exploitative labor, though not prevalent as sexual exploitation, exists globally. It exists in forms of working in farms, undertaking household chores forcefully, providing labor in harsh environments of working such as mines and recruitment to gangs for the gains of the trafficker.
The concept of human trafficking is based on slavery. It involves a trafficker controlling another person and exploiting them. It is a form of business just like slavery and generates billions of dollars annually. It is totally illegal globally and is defined as a crime and is punishable by law, just like slavery. In the U.S, cases of human trafficking can be derived from observations such as existence of enslaved farm workers in Florida and California. It essentially takes place in the immediate society. In areas such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, Wichita and Toledo, there are young girls who have been forced into prostitution. Enslaving of women in New York and Maryland as domestic workers is also present today, (Haerens, 2012). These are
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