Hannah McLeod Mr. Ziehm American Literature 5 February 2012 Not For Sale The United States serves as a passage way and harbor of many human traffickers throughout the nation, “each year about 17,500 individuals are brought into the United States and held against their will as victims of human trafficking” (Talati 1). Human trafficking may be defined as the acquiring of humans as unwilling subjects for the purpose of making a profit. Next to the drug industry, human trafficking is now the most profitable and fastest growing criminal industry in the world (Anderson 8). This industry is today’s modern time slavery. Although the severity of this situation is not fully known because of its secrecy, organizations are working towards this goal
Benjamin Smith 9.18.2014 Event Participation #1 Tricked: A look inside America’s Sex Trade Documentary Tricked discusses in extent the ongoing debate of human-sex trafficking in America. Sex trafficking is a continuously-growing business in the criminal industry – earning revenues of over $3 billion per year – and that same amount of money being lost in police effort’s funding to stop this crime. The documentary looks at the point of view on the topic of sex trafficking from all angles – the victims, families, businessmen, customers, and the laws – and how the industry has affected their lives and efforts. Honestly, this documentary has completely changed my outlook on sex trafficking – mainly due to the fact that the film increased my knowledge on the topic in answering questions that I didn’t even know I had to ask. Sex trafficking is a much more serious crime than people think it is – a business of female empowerment that sell sexual services in exchange for money – when, however, it is an underground market of enslaved women forced into unwilling intercourse.
Drug Trafficking in the United States from Mexico Drug trafficking in the United States and Mexico is a huge problem for the United States because it has a negative impact on other areas in society such as crime rates. The government needs to find a solution to better control drug trafficking because it claims lives and destroys families. Research shows Marijuana and Cocaine are the top two most illegally abused drugs in the United States. James Gray (2001) points out: Not only is this drug-money corruption problem of enormous concern in its own right, but additional lawless behavior often is derived from it as well. For example, the entire southern California area was shocked in September 1999 when a former officer of the Rampart Division
Human trafficking affects over 161 countries worldwide. Over 20 million men, women and children are trafficked for sex or labor around the world. Traffickers move their victims within their own countries and across international borders if it represents a profitable gain. Victims of sexual trafficking are usually people found in extreme circumstances such as homelessness, runaways, refugees, tourists, kidnap victims and drug addicts. Traffickers also referred to as pimps, exploit the most vulnerable while promising lucrative gain for the victims such as marriage, education, work, money or an overall better quality of life.
Trafficking in persons generates about 32 billion dollars a year. According the the United Nations Human Rights Council, human trafficking not only puts victims in great danger, but it also embodies many facets of human rights abuses (9). Due to a weak surveillance of borders, neighboring countries often serve as destinations for trafficked women and children .Victims of trafficking are frequently lured away by fraud – promise of a better life, often in a different country. They are then controlled physically, emotionally and financially. Escape is difficult for the victims of trafficking because victims are “invisible”.
China is a country of many secrets which the western nations and those nations that cherish liberty and freedoms sometimes wonder how they can be so brutal on the nations people. For so many years China has been on the human rights watch list as being very brutal to it’s people. In many issues local citizens would be thrown in prisons without trials for goiing against the leadership or even studying certain religion. China has grown to be a superpower amongst the nations and as it grows it shows they they are trying to change they way some citizens percieve the government and its’ policies. In 2011 a study was published where a university in China polled over 400 college students.
According to a project run by The Huffington Post, 40% of juvenile offenders sent to private prisons on account of drug related crimes are arrested and convicted of harsher crimes in less than a year from their release (Kirkham). Moreover, the concept of combating drugs with the threat of imprisonment is counterproductive. Imprisoning low level drug-dealers for long periods of time creates a gaping void in the market, quickly replaced by desperate individuals wanting to generate an income, and the number of potential “criminals” skyrockets. Thus, by locking away non-violent offenders with such long sentences, the incarceration boom is being promoted, and wrecking societal
Human trafficking U.S./Mexico border May 1, 2013 Abstract The human trafficking in the United States and U.S. border are having a very hard time in with the Cartel, Corruption, drugs and human trafficking. Today human trafficking is considered the modern slavery. Many Americans remain ignorant of human trafficking within the United States, believing that this inhumane act only occurs in third-world countries, but an estimated twenty-five million people are victims. Human trafficking is considered just another name for modern day slavery wherein the victims involved are forced, coerced and deceived in to labor, and sexual exploitation. There are millions of people who being into the United States.
There was so many immigrants descending on the city but many had problems finding jobs so they instead turned to crime.Newyork was also the center of commerce which is always a beacon for criminal types.At the turn of the century the city was largely over populated there was a million people to each 2 square mile. There was not enough jobs or housing for all these people.gambling dens and saloons started springin g up everywhere and the crime followed. The police were even to afraid to respond to calls in some areas without having a sufficient number of officers along. There was always a leader to these organized crime gangs. One such leader was called the American Napolean of crime.
Currently, prostitution is a dangerous occupation because it’s dangerous in the sense of medical and health issues for both the prostitutes and their customers. Prostitution is a very quick way to spread sexually transmitted diseases (Chittom). Most times a condom is not used in prostitution. Not using protection leads to “quicker ways to get the clap, AIDS, and H.I.V” (Hart). Sex workers sometimes end up pregnant and they have a hard time finding out the father of their children truly is.