Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Human Trafficking And Its Aspects - 3369 Words

Human Trafficking and its Aspects Mariah Crawford English 2020 Mr. Vern Mehr Fall 2014 Imagine being called and offered a job opportunity in another state or perhaps another country. The employer promises you better housing, twice your current salary, and even offers to pay for your commute. Without thinking, you accept because the possibilities seem endless and unreal. You arrive to your new home but things don’t look as great as they were described and suddenly your new kind, charismatic boss seems to be more on the malicious side. He tells you that you cannot go anywhere besides work, takes all your sources of communication, and locks you inside your home. You ultimately realize that everything he previously promised you was†¦show more content†¦Today human trafficking is a 32 billion dollar industry and the 3rd largest organized crime worldwide (â€Å"Human Trafficking†). It is estimated that 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked across international borders worldwide and half of them are under age 18 (â€Å"Human Trafficking Into and Wi thin the United States†). Methods used by human traffickers are constantly evolving, along with the understanding of this crime among law enforcement and anti-trafficking activists. The most common characteristic of human trafficking is forced criminality. Traffickers force adults and children to commit crimes in the course of their victimization, including theft, drug production and sale, prostitution, terrorism, organ harvesting and murder (Kerry). Most trafficking cases are national or regional. Local criminal networks capture the victims and sell them to different criminal networks worldwide. Europe has the largest number of diversity in race among those trafficked; while those from Asia are transported to a greater range of different areas (Tully). It is not only trafficking from Southeast Asia into other parts of Asia or into Western Europe, nor is it only from Latin America to North America. Though a lot of exploitation occurs within the United States and African countries, it also occurs in small countries too (Tully). The United States has served as a hot spot for trafficked persons, with

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