Human Trafficking Vs. Smuggling Essay

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Human Trafficking vs. Smuggling: Which is more ethical?

Human trafficking and smuggling has been in existence across the world for thousands of years. While both of these issues deserve equal public awareness, they are very different from one another. The United Nations office reveals consent, exploitation and transnationality are the most important differences ("United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime." Web). From ancient Greek to medieval times, up until today, both physical and sexual slavery is commonly used. Humans all over the world are trapped in lives of enigma, beaten and mistreated until eventually forced to work under extreme measures to illegally and unwillingly provide for others. From illicitly bringing drugs in and out of different countries, to transporting and controlling humans actions and whereabouts, the smuggling industry has taken a big toll on the US ("Timeline of Human Trafficking." Web). Many personal accounts of both human trafficking and smuggling have been taken into account and wrote about, one being the true story of a Cambodian Heroine. Human Trafficking is the threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim ("HumanTrafficking.org: A Web Resource for Combating Human Trafficking in the East Asia Pacific Region." Web) ("United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime." Web). It is also the fastest growing criminal enterprise in…

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