Human trafficking is one of the many faces of organized crime. Human trafficking is a broad term which contains trafficking for the purpose of sex along with the exploitation of labor. Currently, there are 20.9 million victims of sex slavery (Stacy.j.cecchet 2014 482) whom have or are suffering suffer inhumane circumstances and consequences. Sex trafficking is one of the largest criminal activities in the world (Stacy 249). Vulnerable women and children are taken advantage of and thrown into sex slavery, yet there is no explanation available as to how women and children are taken and thrown into the industry within countries such as Canada and the United States of America (482 Stacy j Cecchet 2014), which have human rights protection. Sex slavery leaves everlasting mental and physical effects on the abused women and children being trafficked. Even though sex trafficking is a crime it is also, for a lack of better words, an industry which would cease to exist if it was not for the supply and demand for women and children.
Slavery is a modern, pervasive problem. Human trafficking has been found in every state in America (humantrafficking.org). It seems that most Americans likely live within a comfortable drive of someone who is being exploited through human trafficking. There is a growing trend in human trafficking toward sexual exploitation (Bennetts, 2011). The Information Age has helped to create new opportunities for sex trafficking to flourish.
Globally, about 20 to 30 million people are involved in the human trafficking system, and of those, 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked in the United States every year. Human trafficking is more prevalent today then ever before. It is the third largest crime internationally. People are abused and taken advantage of. According to the article, “11 Facts About Human Trafficking,” on average, a person is forced into the system around age 9, and the majority of victims are women and girls, with a small percentage of men and boys. In addition, the human trafficking system is a $32 billion dollar industry. Human trafficking can be defined as the selling and trade of human beings, ranging anywhere from children to adults, for the purpose of
Human sex trafficking is one of the fastest growing and most insidious man made epidemics, coming only after the criminal industry of black market drug-trade. Perpetrators of human trafficking prey upon and agonize our most vulnerable members of society. These unprotected people are our men, women, children, who experiencing an institutional lack of resources. These individuals
Human trafficking is a global anomaly that is exhibited through a combination of sex trafficking, forced labor, and debt bondage. Poverty lies at the root of all of this. In sex trafficking, women and children are simply diminished to the status of a sexual commodity. It has become a multibillion dollar industry and is one of the world’s leading issues. Globalization has brought forth an industry totally devoted to providing transportation across national borders. Prostitution in the United States alone generated anywhere “from $39.9 million in Denver,
Sex trafficking has become and continues to grow as an industry. Sex trafficking is when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to force a person to commit a commercial sex act. A commercial sex act includes prostitution, pornography and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value such as money, drugs, shelter, food, or clothes. It’s able to grow because there’s a high demand. The buyer fuels the market with their money, then the trafficker/ pimp exploits victims to gain profit from the buyers, lastly the victim consists of girls and boys who are bought and sold for profit. Traffickers find victims through social network, home neighborhoods, clubs or bars, and school. Then lure them through protections, love, adventure, home, and opportunity. To ensure compliance and meet demands they use fear, violence, intimidation, and threats. The sex trade industry has to be terminated; the use of humans for profit is inhuman and remorseless. ("What Is Sex Trafficking? - Shared
With the advances in technology society now mainly uses cellphones and the internet as means of communication; traffickers see this as an opportunity, by using technology as a tool to reach victims from all around the world, as well as buyers. However, as traffickers are adapting to the online market for trafficking, technology is also creating ways in which we can identify traffickers and victims.
Human trafficking exists in several nations all around us. No nation, including the United States is exempt from human trafficking. There may be factors that create unique anti-trafficking issues and obstacles for each nation, but the characteristics are all the same or very similar worldwide. These characteristics are how the trafficking is conducted, how the victims are kidnapped, the percentage of victims, the gender of the victims, and the percentage of each gender in different trafficking situations. The situations include children, adults, male, and female victims. The situations the victims fall into are pornography, forced labor, sex slaves, prostitution, child sex tourism, and many more. These are the issues and key points made by the authors to persuade the reader to agree with their position.
When a person thinks of sex trade, or sex trafficking, or human trafficking, they are often not informed of the numbers and rates that this crime is happening in. Looking at how many people have their freedom taken away daily is ridiculous.
Sex trafficking is a problem that nations across the globe have come together to try and combat, however, efforts amount to little avail. It is a difficult task to take on because
Sex Trafficking is the recruitment or abduction of individuals ranging from grown men and women to innocent children to perform commercial sex acts in exchange of money, food, shelter or security of their lives. The rationale behind this savagery are the high demands and an immense financial gains coming from it. It is considered as the modern day slavery and the world’s third largest crime industry. About 70% females are associatively involved in this unwarranted line of trade across the United States. Numerous naive kids are being taken away from their homes. Violence and false advertisements are widely used to benefit from the victim's work.
Human trafficking is among the most spread business in society, today. Human Trafficking is a worldwide problem that keeps growing. It can happen to anyone and that is why we need to raise awareness and do more to alleviate this modern-day slavery. More than one person is trafficked across the border every day. Some estimates say that more than 700,000 people get trafficked each year for sexual corruption and involuntary labor. Traffickers want to prey on the weak, those who want a better life, have little or no employment opportunities, very unstable, and those who have been abused sexually. Since this is very common in society, anybody can simply become a victim. Human trafficking is perhaps one of the most profitable crimes. According to Farr (2012), Human trafficking is believed to be a $7 to $12 billion industry and is ranked third, after the sale of arms and medication, as the most profitable enterprise.
Human trafficking is in every state of this nation and in every country across the world. It’s in cities, suburbs, and rural areas; being hidden in plain view; unseen by so many. In 2015, 17,500 cases of sex trafficking were reported in the United States (Chawla). This is only the cases that were reported. It is estimated that there were about 20.9 million cases across the world that never got reported in 2015 (Lize). There are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history (Straker). The purpose of this paper is to educate the reader on human trafficking in the United States and in the World, and prove how bad it has become.
Human trafficking, or the selling and buying of people, is a well-hidden yet prominent issue within today’s society. It is both an immoral and horrific topic that needs brought to attention and dealt with. When human beings are manipulated into work, sexual servitude, or economic hardship, human trafficking is occurring. In the year of 2006, only one individual is convicted of human trafficking per 800 victims (UNGIFT). By looking at straight statistics, reasons human trafficking happens, and the toll it has on people, it is very clear that this is a major issue that is happening in our world.
Human trafficking is known worldwide as the modern-day form of slavery. According to several sources, 20-30 million people are currently enslaved or trafficked all around the world. This includes groups of people or individuals being held against their will. Human trafficking can be described as the use of force or fraud in order to gain control over another person. Over time, the wicked problem has grown exponentially due to the supply and demand of things. By spreading awareness and facts, human trafficking, as a wicked problem, could be controlled in the future.