The Problem Of Human Trafficking Essay

1642 Words Oct 15th, 2015 null Page
Over the years, The United States has faced many crimes that can cause an individual to suffer long lasting effects. Individuals all over the country have become victims to all types of crimes; however, there is one crime where victims can be victimized on a daily basis leaving them feeling helpless. In addition, like many other crimes, victim’s ranges from all ages, sex, gender and foreign nationals. It is a widespread exploitation of humans which to this date continue to occur unseen in everyday life. It is important to study and understand this horrendous crime in order to combat and prevent human life from entering, and being a victim of human trafficking. This crime has been associated with small criminal networks, gangs, violations of labor laws and immigration codes (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009). When many people think of human trafficking, they believe that an individual must be transported across international border to be a victim but that is not the case. It is estimated that there are 20.9 millions of victims globally and hundreds of thousands in the United States (National Human Trafficking Resource Center, n.d.). Victims are located in cities, suburbs and rural areas in all States (National Human Trafficking Resource Center, n.d.). Human trafficking exploits individuals in the act of sex trafficking and labor trafficking.
Human trafficking as defined by the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons is…

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