Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking

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“I’ve been held down like a piece of meat while monsters disguised as men violated me again & again.” (Gladys Lawson, Blood Borne Connections.) Human trafficking is the modern day slavery, it involves taking control over a person through force, fraud or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation. or both (“What” par.1). This is become the sad reality for many, approximately three out of every 1,000 people worldwide are being forced into this such slavery. Victims of human trafficking are people of all backgrounds and ages, no one is safe from the dirty hands of human traffickers. Every year thousands of men, women, and children are forced into human trafficking the public needs to be informed, enhance penalties…show more content…
Traffickers with more than one victim often have a “bottom”, the bottom, a victim themselves, normally is the one who has been with the trafficker the longest and has earned their trust. Bottoms are in charge of collecting the money for the other victims, discipline them, seduce unwitting youths into trafficking, and handle the day-to-day business for the trafficker. Traffickers use force drugs, emotional tactics, and financial methods to control their victims. It’s easier for traffickers to lure in younger children especially girls. They able to build a strong bond with them with the promise of marriage and lifestyle they have always dreamed of. Victims of trafficking will begin to feel as if they deserve what is happening to them and even when given the option to escape they won’t because to them this is their new reality. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today, but yet the victims have a greater chance of being arrested than the actual traffickers. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was the first federal law to address trafficking of people. () 49 states have passed human trafficking legislation, Wyoming being the only state not to have it passed. Traffickers will go extreme lengths to keep their crimes hidden which makes it harder for law enforcement to arrest them. The TVPA, paved the way for several other laws to follow. In 2001 the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking
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