Factors In Underidentification Of Human Trafficking Victims In The United States?

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In Underidentification of Human Trafficking Victims in the United States by Elizabeth K.Hopper, Harper‘s informing reader about rates of human trafficking reports, how they are significantly low. Thousands of people are being trafficked each year in the US and only a few cases are reported. Lack of awareness, information, and limits on protections acts are contributing factors to the underidentification of traffic victims. Getting a better understanding of the factors and finding ways to decrease trafficking rates. Focusing on these factors and educating Atlanta University students will give them a better understanding of what and why human trafficking happens and what can we do to help increase reporting rate and decrease trafficking rates. …show more content…
In this study service providers stated that the safety needs of the victims were identified as first priority. Then came the need for safe emergency housing along with other emergency needs such as food clothing for both domestic and international victims. Once those needs have been addressed, other needs present themselves in the short and long-term need to be met. According to the study the short and long-term needs were presented as; housing ( transitional / permanent for adults, foster care and permanent for minors), legal assistance, advocacy, health screening, child care, education, life skills, job training, and most family reunification or repatriation. In addition to those service needs, service providers report that all victims of trafficking have some type mental health need due to the trauma experienced. “ The needs of victims of human trafficking, whether international or domestic, can be characterized as complex, requiring …show more content…
Logan, Robert Walker, and Gretchen Hunt, the authors are addressing the issues of human trafficking. Giving readers an understanding of what human trafficking is, the contributing factors, and provides ways to identify human traffick victims. Human trafficking is now being considered modern day slavery and has been receiving increasing amount of national attention. Data from previous research and reports, found that trafficking does not always start off as sex labor, giving examples of different ways individuals are lured to the US for marriage and work, then traded into trafficking.The articles addressed industries with high traffic victim rates like pornography(3%-30%), personal services(1%-37%) , and agricultural labor(10%-46%)(Logan,Walker,and Hunt,2009). The analysis of nine reports on human trafficking suggests that human trafficking does not exist in the United states, due to the trouble of identifying victims and low reporting rates. If the US would make identification and services a high priority for trafficked victims, rates for identifying victims will increase. Starting within the community, like Atlanta University students, to take initiative and invite people from the community, city council, and state council to get

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