Are Sex Trafficking Be The Fastest Growing Criminal Enterprise?

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“Safe and Sound,” or “Bought and Sold”: How Media is affecting the

Perceptions of Sex Trafficking in America

“Sex trafficking has become the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.” Regardless of how dehumanizing, exploitative, and tortuous buying and selling human beings for the purpose of sex is, “Modern-day slavery is actually getting worst.” The Polaris Project is an organization that battles this problem day in and day out. Their webpage gives some insight on how young people get drawn into sex trafficking. After predators lure their victims in with false promises of love and money, “traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage [and] force men women and children to engage in commercial sex against their will.”

The statistics on human trafficking is evidence that this business is growing. Polaris Project reveals, “In 2014, The National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline […] received reports of 3,598 sex trafficking cases inside the United States.” In addition, “In 2014, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.” These statistics mainly encompass the fact that there are efforts made to contain the amount and the level of sex trafficking In America.

The Media is used to inform, to entertain fantasy and desire, and to create open lines of communication with people all over the globe via social networks. Media is used for these purposes…

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