Essay about The Trafficking Of Human Trafficking

1337 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
Human trafficking has been going on for centuries and has just recently become a major issue for law enforcement and policy makers. Many law enforcement agencies do not know how to respond to human sex trafficking because of a lack of knowledge and training. Police officers and policy makers continue to make changes on how to help victims of sex trafficking, but identifying these victims is an issue. Police officers do not know how to distinguish human trafficking from prostitution and many law enforcement agencies do not find human trafficking to be a relevant problem (Farrell, 2013). The victims of human trafficking are fearful of police officers because they are groomed by their pimp to believe that they will be sent back to their country or be arrested for prostitution (Stolz, 2010). This makes police officer’s jobs difficult when identifying human trafficking. Reports reveal that more training is needed among police agencies to increase awareness of human sex trafficking. The crime of human trafficking has increased throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. In 2000, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (Rieger, 2006). This legislation was passed to help victims who were trafficked and to put away the perpetrators. The TVPA policy signed by President Clinton was implemented to help victims get back on their feet by providing benefits and governmental assistance, and to monitor trafficking (Tiefenbrun, 2007). In 2003, President Bush wanted to make…

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