According to David R. Hodge in the article “Sexual Trafficking in the United States: A Domestic Problem With Transnational Dimensions,” 600,000 to 800,000 people being trafficked across nations with about 14,500 to 16,500 people being trafficked into the United States annually. With numbers this high, awareness in the nation should be more prominent when it comes to dealing with trafficking. Many young women, like Maria, are sold into the sex trade at young ages and are forced to perform sexual acts. The women’s “sponsors” brainwash the women into thinking multiple reasons that make forced commercial sex seem acceptable. It is the duty of government to enforce laws that will help protect women and children from becoming victims.
Human trafficking is considered one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Poverty, gender-based discrimination and a history of sexual and physical violence are all factors that can make women and children vulnerable to traffickers. Some are abducted and sold, some are deceived into consenting by the promise of a better life or a better job, and some feel that entrusting themselves to traffickers is the only economically viable option. Once trapped, they are held and exploited in slavery-like conditions. Traffickers use several means to prevent victims from escaping.
In addition, gangs increasingly are smuggling large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) into the United States. Local street gangs in rural, suburban, and urban areas transport drugs within very specific areas, most of what seem to be low socio-economical areas. Some gangs collect millions of dollars per month selling illegal drugs, trafficking weapons, operating prostitutions rings, and selling stolen property. Gangs launder their proceeds by investing in real estate, recording studios, motor cycle shops, and construction companies. The extent of gangs/drugs A proliferation in gangs will also mean a growth in drug and violence in our community’s and threatening society in general.
“27 million – Number of people in modern-day slavery across the world” (CAI). Human trafficking is one of the major problems with society these days. Human trafficking is considered a violation of human rights because of labor trafficking in the U.S., sex trafficking in the U.S., and human trafficking in other countries. One major problem with human trafficking is labor trafficking. Human trafficking experts who contributed to the Polaris Project website, a website working to stop human trafficking all across the globe stated, “In the United States, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines labor trafficking as: “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through
Research indicates that pathways into crime and drug use are causally related because they both result from factors such as physical and sexual abuse, poverty, lack of education, poor mental health and unemployment. Globally, the rise in the illegal drug use is the main cause of domestic violence, depression, unemployment and the rising crime rates experienced by many countries. Addiction and drug-related crimes are the most intractable social problems facing the world today. Illegal drug use and crime do not have a direct causal link. The two are related by specific common causes which include temperamental causes, parental alcoholism, antisocial personality behavior and poor relationships with parents.
Global Crime Analysis Ainsworth Miller CJA/394 September 16, 2013 Robert Magee Global Crime Analysis There are criminal issues which occur throughout every country where the United States leads other countries in crime rates and inmate population. There are crimes that occur in every country and crosses over borders into other countries which affect the national and international justice system. Therefore, controlling crime globally is a challenging task for the international justice system. Global crimes are crimes which affect the peace or safety of more than one state or which are so reprehensible in nature as to justify the intervention of international agencies in the investigation and prosecution thereof (Duhaime’s Criminal Law Dictionary, 2013). There will be discussions of major global crimes and criminal issues impacting the national and international justice system in this paper as well as the various processes of the international justice systems.
Slavery, which was a major uproar from colonial America to the civil war, is the racial epidemic of the enslavement of people for money and cheap labor with extensive abuses. The question that could be asked is were the slaves dignified, did they still keep their dignity? The word dignity is the conducting of self-respect as a person sees himself or herself rather than, how others perceive that person. Slavery has been around for years and slaves have been treated unfairly for countless of reasons and situations. Did they still keep their self-respect?
Evidently, human trafficking is more condensed in areas with low economies; however, even in America, many noncitizens are compelled to suffer. Additionally, Ceaser explores the situation even further, surveying families who have observed the crime in action. In Mike Ceaser’s excerpt, “A Dark Window on Human Trafficking,” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Ceaser reveals the injustice and violation implicated on young adults, if not children. He makes the point that throughout the world, even in the United States, children are being trafficked into countries and exploited, yet not much is done about it. Throughout the story, Tracy O’Dowd and Sergio Velarde, the two main characters, share their experience in Ecuador with human trafficking.
Hine's images of working children stirred America's conscience and helped change the nation's labor laws. Federal reform of child labor wouldn’t be brought about until the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (Youth & Labor). In the present day, children in America are now protected from the inhumane labor which caused physical, psychological, intellectual, and even social damage. Today, the increase in social services and the standard of living virtually keeps children from having to work. Federal laws such as The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are designed to protect the youth and prohibit their employment in jobs that could be harmful to their health and safety (Youth &
As a social worker, I must take control of the surrounding community and help them to understand the dangers and effects of child trafficking. Whether they are being sold for sex, working hard and long hours for little to no pay or being forced to kill, no child should have to suffer being trafficked. There should be more organizations that can talk to communities and teach them how to spot out victims and teach their children or young family members how to spot out and stay away from the