(Swanson, 2006 body A Para. 2)” With the growing problem drug dealers have been able to get around our national security and smuggle illegal drugs into our nation and plague our communities. “Use of and trafficking in illegal drugs is a problem of international scale. The United States is especially familiar with the world drug problem: consumption of illegal drugs in the United States is measured in metric tons, 6 and current budget allocations aimed at curbing drug use and trafficking exceed $12 billion (Swanson 2006) “. Over a half of century the United States has seen a dramatic increase of different types of drugs making its way into the nations streets, these different type of drugs include but are not limited to marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and more.
Sex Trafficking Effects on Immigration within Central America Sex Trafficking Effects on Immigration within Central America Trafficking in Persons (TIP) for the purpose of exploitation is a lucrative criminal activity that is a major concern for the United States and its neighboring countries. According to recent U.S. State Department estimates, roughly 800,000 people are trafficked across its borders each year, adding to the already ongoing problem of illegal immigration. While most trafficking victims still appear to originate from South and Southeast Asia or the former Soviet Union, human trafficking has been a growing problem in Central America since the start of the 1990s. Countries in Central America serve as source, transit, and
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.
According to Urbanministry.org (n.d.), “Human trafficking -- the sale, transport and profit from human beings who are forced to work for others -- is the modern equivalent of slavery. Against their will, millions of people around the world are forced to work for the profit of others, for example by begging, prostitution, involuntary servitude, working in sweatshops - even becoming child soldiers” (Human Trafficking: Definition, Prevalence, and Causes). Human trafficking continues to occur in virtually every country in the world. Human trafficking is known as modern day slavery and is a worldwide problem because other countries have weak laws where human trafficking flourishes. In addition, policies developed to combat human trafficking
The Reality of Human Sex Trafficking Human sex trafficking has become a major international issue. Millions of people are abducted, transported, and exploited for money all over the world. The article “Rescued from Sex Slavery” published by CBS Broadcasting goes into detail about the world of sex slavery. In the article it talks about three different girls that were captured as sex slaves. 48 Hours correspondent Peter Van Sant traveled to Romania to pose as a sex trafficker.
Slavery is still around today about six hundred thousand to 900,000 people are trafficked internationally every year. 2. What can our government do to prevent or stop human trafficking? The government can lock down the borders and stop illegal immigration. Most trafficking in the USA is done by smuggling in illegal immigrants.
From the Swedish legal point of view, women selling sex have been forced to do so by circumstances or coercion. According to CNN, buyers of sex now face “hefty fines, an embarrassingly public police notification and possible time in prison with a maximum four- years sentence. Swedish society now looks down on buyers of sex. The public refers sex buyers as “a cod,” the same term referring to a loser. Currently, the Sweden has about 200 prostitutes in its capital city, with population of 2 millions.
Child Sex Trafficking in Thailand All around the world it is a common occurrence for children of all ages to be exploited, forced into sexual situations, and sold to the highest bidder whether it be for one hour, one night, or one lifetime. In Thailand this issue, childhood sex trafficking, is not just a common occurrence, but a lifestyle, and a very serious and life threatening issue. Boys and girls alike of all ages are making adult decisions and having adults make decisions for them before they can even take the time to process the consequences of their actions and those of the people around them. People all over the world consider Thailand to be one of the prostitution capitols of the world, but in all actuality it is not just the prostitution capitol, but also the trafficking capitol. Although the exact date of when trafficking can not be pinpointed, researches have come to discover that trafficking became a serious problem in the 1990’s.
About 80% of all human trafficking is for the sex trade. It is estimated that 27 million adults and 13 million children are victims of sex trafficking. The sex traffickers often "train" the girls themselves, through repeated rape and sexual acts. The
Most are from poor countries looking for money to support their families. Human trafficking is so profitable and the cartels are so powerful that it has become a norm in some countries. There are people in these parts of the world who turn the blind eye to the many victims of this heinous crime. I would argue that countries can do more but I think in some instances cartels are paying governments to turn blind eye and the love of money is over ruling the morality of the situations. In 2002, a high ranking government official in the Yugoslav Republic was busted for participation in a human trafficking ring.