The Trafficking Of Human Trafficking Essay

1098 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Human trafficking has been set as a federal crime very recently although this type of crime has been issued and happening for a long time in our history. In 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has been established to start prosecuting traffickers and prevent further human trafficking. Human trafficking is simply a modern form of slavery. It is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation” (Mclaughlin). Although it is a serious criminal act, the reason why this act is keep happening is there is a great amount of demand in this system. The market would not exist if there are no consumers. There are two popular kinds of human trafficking: sex trafficking and labor trafficking. For sex trafficking, there are certain kinds of demand population; most of the consumers in this market are men. For labor trafficking, all the people in the world might fall into the part of demand, because most of the elements we buy in our daily life are made by forced labor. Thus, we all are part of the demand in this market whether we are aware of it or not. There is only one way to completely stop and end the human…

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