Essay about Human Trafficking : A Form Of Modern Day Slavery

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Human trafficking is becoming increasingly popular nationwide due to economic hardships and supply and demand. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has become involved and created efforts to aid these individuals in slavery. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. Traffickers use violence, threats, blackmail, false promises, deception, manipulation, and debt bondage to trap vulnerable individuals in horrific situations.( "Human Trafficking." National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Web.)
Human trafficking affects every country in the world and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. This act has been named the second fastest growing criminal industry in the world and will continue to grow unless we become more aware of the issue. There are many reasons that the human trafficking industry continues to rise but the main reason or driving force is the low risk and high profits it provides. When you live in an area that may not be trained to respond to the issue or is completely unaware that human trafficking is being conducted this provides a very low risk for the criminal and the chances of being caught or prosecuted are slim. A Lot of times if law enforcement is not investigating the issue it may never be detected at all. High profits come into the picture in different aspects…

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