Innocence Trapped Within : Crj 422 Criminal Justice Capstone

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Innocence Trapped Within
CRJ 422 Criminal Justice Capstone
Dr. Crump
Rebecca McRunnel
June 22, 2015

Innocence Trapped Within
This country has come a long ways since the time of slavery. In 1902, the International Agreement of Suppression of the White Slave Traffic was drafted. This agreement was the first step in an effort to end sex trafficking. Throughout the next eight years, the Mann Act was enacted, forbidding the transportation of any person across state or international lines for the purpose of prostitution or other immoral purposes (Sex Trafficking, 2000).
There has been a problem and it is growing at a terrifying rate. Many women and young girls are being kidnapped and transported and even sold to the highest bidder for sex. With the promise of a better life many of these girls and women are not realizing that they are falling into trapped into lives of misery, they take the offer not realizing is lying on the other side. By the time they realize what is happening it is too late to escape. Men, Women and children are being lured with broken promises and even marriage proposals, but the intentions are quite different for their “employers”, and results in the most shameful crimes, affecting the lives of the victims, robbing them of their dignity and self-worth. Is there any way to fix this issue? Time has fallen back into its old ways of slavery and women being the homemakers by being beaten, starved and forced to work as prostitutes. At

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