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Human Trafficking: Sex Slaves In The United States

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Tamara Johnson
Mrs. Rambin
English 1002
March 29, 2017

Sex Slaves in the United States When people think of human sex trafficking, they are unaware that females are still being trafficked. Investigators have discovered that about 600,000 females are victims of sex trafficking every year and being profited on for about $30,000 each (Orme, Julie and Fariyal Ross-Sheriff 288). The traffickers see this as a business. Just like any other business, the traffickers have a supply and demand. The demand is the purchase made by the buyers or “Johns.” The victims are, of course, the supply. But without any demand, there would be no need for customers; therefore, no need to trafficked women (Utley). Sex trafficking can be diminished through teaching
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The local and state law enforcement agencies are identified as the epicenter for contacting, identifying, and rescuing sex trafficking victims. Due to this, the biggest problem with recognizing and saving victims comes from the deficiency of local level resources and plans to diminish sex human trafficking. During 2007 and 2008, the Department of Justice recorded that the law enforcement officials arrested sixty-eight percent of trafficking offenders. The law enforcement’s main issue that prevents them from identifying and freeing victims is a lack of partnership with nongovernmental service providers, law enforcement agencies, and health care providers. The partnership can help better them identifying victims and persecuting the trafficker (Helton 449). Not having the partnership and not having laws in all states is the government’s down…show more content…
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