There Is No Set Characteristics Of A Person Or People Who

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There is no set characteristics of a person or people who buy human beings. Many people will pay for human beings and keep them against their will. There is a low risk and high reward when it comes to human trafficking, and that is why “it one of the most profitable criminal industries in the world” (Human Trafficking Hotline, 2107). As long as traffickers keep getting away with trafficking humans, human trafficking will continue. V. Why Do Victims Not Come Forward? “Human trafficking is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement” (Department of Homeland Security, 2017). Some victims are paralyzed with fear, fear of coming forward,…show more content…
Some victims feel embarrassed by what they have done or are forced to do. “Victims from all cultures and in both sex and labor cases may be profoundly ashamed about their victimization. Constant denigration, psychological manipulation and violence can cause victims blame themselves for being forced or tricked into a their current situation, and make them reluctant to try and contact family or friends” (Word Press, 2107). Deep trauma can result in victims not coming forward. “Trauma can manifest in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, social withdrawal, anxiety disorders, or suicidal tendencies. Victims may find the situation hopeless or withdraw all together as a coping mechanism” (Word Press, 2107). Some victims feel they need their trafficker. “Stockholm syndrome, or forming strong emotional bonds with a captor or abuser, is not rare in trafficking victims. Over a long period of time the exploitation a victim experiences may become normalized and internalized, allowing them to bond further with their abuser” (Word Press, 2107). Victims need help and a way out. Sometimes victims need others to see the signs and show them a way out. VI. Stopping Human Trafficking There are different, law enforcement agencies, local, state, and federal levels, combating human trafficking; Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team, FBI Human Trafficking Task Forces, Trafficking Victims Protection Act. “The Trafficking Survivors Relief
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