The Social And Negative Effects Of Human Trafficking

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The Australian government cooperates with other countries in the fight for human trafficking through anti-human trafficking agreements. Additionally, the government is co-founder of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons, and Related Transnational Crime, which builds awareness. Cambodia’s traffickers are reported to be organized crime criminals, parents, relatives, intimate partners and even neighbor (HumanTrafficking.org.). Women and children are used for sexual exploitation and men are used for forced labor. As it can be seen in these three countries, human trafficking is a major problem. With these problems comes the implementation of law against human trafficking. In 1994, the United States began to monitor human trafficking…show more content…
The fact of the matter is that human trafficking has a mental, physical, and emotional effect on a person, and it must be made aware. The long victimization of the horrendous crime can lead a person to commit suicide and turn them to drug abuse; thus, cause them to deter faster. Victims can also suffer from long negative effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, aggression, anxiety, and many more. These effects will even continue to affect long after victimization ends. One must also realize that like smaller scaled crimes, human trafficking impacts society. Trafficking can involve many individuals that fuels criminal groups who may be involved in other illegal activities. Human trafficking can also have an impact economically. The costs of this crime can include the resource that is spent on prevention programs, treatment for victims, and for the apprehension and prosecution of offenders (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, 2015). But with all the consequence that it causes on victims and society the main question must be ask. Is there enough efforts being put in prevention programs? What is being done to raise

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