The Growth Of The Global Commercial Sex Industry

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As we enter the 21st century, the world is still experiencing poverty and hunger in their fragile environment. Slavery has been abolished for over 60 years and the list of these human rights violations is long. Furthermore, one of the most infamous crimes in recent years recaptured our attention is human trafficking, which is known as, buying and selling people. Trafficking humans have existed since the beginning of civilization, but in recent years the scourge of trafficking, has exponentially increased due to globalization, the magnitude of poverty, organized crime, government corruption, and (as it relates to sex trafficking) the growth of the global commercial sex industry. The government should regulate the pornography industry because of the hidden truths that start in each thriving nation; there are victims being smuggled, sold and bought like modern slaves all around the world. First, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, and reported that the past decade; assets reached $42.5 billion USD. “The United Nations estimates nearly 2.5 million people from 127 different countries are being trafficked around the world. [The trafficked] victims [are] typically… recruited… [by] deception, fraud, the abuse of power…[and] abduction.” (Murillas) Countries are a source, transit, or destination country, meaning that traffickers obtain their supply of human beings - generally from a developing country. Transporting and harboring victims

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