Essay On How To Prevent Human Trafficking

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As President Bush states human trafficking is just a modern day form of slavery. The victims are abused physically and psychologically, taken advantage of, and tossed around from owner to owner. Although most people may think that slavery is no longer a problem the united states has, it is actually the contrary. Human trade has been going on for far too long and although the United States government has taken extraordinary measures to stop it by creating several acts against it and organizations that help human trade victims, they have yet solved the problem. Edward J Schauer and Elizabeth M. Wheaton claim that America is home of the second largest human trade market in the world. Most victims of human trafficking are women and children. The Victims of trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 states that all children under the age of eighteen who are involved in commercial sex are victims of sex trafficking (U.S Department of State, 2000). Over 2000 children …show more content…
The victims often feel as if they are the criminal in the situation because they are often time viewed as prostitutes or illegal immigrants which makes it hard for the US to identify them. However, we now have medical and government testing available that help us identify the victims, which will lead to them getting the proper health care they need. Social workers or teachers often discover that someone has been or is a victim of human trade. Another way victims are commonly found is through an investigation of another crime. For example, an officers may be investigating a drug dealer who has a connection to the sex trafficking market. Even though victims are hard to find, the United States has created organizations such as salvation army and numerous shelters that are there to help better the victims and make them feel safe

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