Asia, United States, and Europe all have a wide range of victims in Human Trafficking. Europe is the destination for victims from the widest choice of destinations, while victims from Asia are trafficked to the widest choice of destinations. The United State hast both the origin and destination of victims of human trafficking. The article Human Trafficking states, “Trafficking is a big business controlled by organized crime.” (Feingold). Because it is an illegal business the United States provides protection and help to victims in human trafficking.
The act of luring victims into sex trafficking takes a form where the trafficker has to find ways to please the target and get victims to rely on them. Physical and psychological pain are inflicted on victims in order for them to stay in the Life which causes later effects felt by the victims when freed. In all attempts to protect and fight for the justice of the victims, the United States government came up with the TVPA but in turn that act seems to fail the victims. Sex trafficking is evident and highly extreme in the States. It happens around us every day, affecting and the destroying the lives of young females.
Organized crime groups have utilized human trafficking for profit by exploiting loopholes throughout the world. Combating human trafficking has proven to be a complicated and extremely difficult process. What are the challenges that law enforcement face in curbing or curtailing the crime? Are there any social or political factors inhibiting this type of criminal activity? Is there evidence of political, administrative, or police corruption involved in this criminal activity?
The unfortunate reality is that human trafficking includes sex, forced labor, slavery, servitude and forced organ donation. Third-world countries are not the only places that are affected by this horrid crime. Human trafficking is a definite problem in the United States because of it’s large number of prisoners and areas effected, along with the horrible effects it leaves upon it’s victims. This frightening truth of Human Trafficking occurs in many places, usually high packed. One of the most packed places that this is most likely to happen in is the Super Bowl.
Watching other people living a luxury life can stress some people to persuade criminal activities. Other important factors that derive people to follow the risky criminal paths are survival, freedom, power, love, and learning. Some people steal and rob and even murder people to survive and survival can consist of three basic needs, which are food shelter and clothing. There are majority of big crimes are also done for freedom in number of armed revolutions around the world. Major power shifts around the world in the governments are also reasons behind big massacres.
This is a severely significant problem in plenty of countries in the world, and it needs to change. Many people are unsure of what this terrible crime actually is, how one may become involved with it, and the lasting affects imprinted on victims. Human trafficking can be defined in many ways. The main way that human trafficking is defined in society today is as the “illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor and or commercial sexual exploitation” (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, n.d., para.2). These purposes could be anywhere from sleeping with people for money or simply doing manual labor for money.
The main purpose of trafficking is to obtain and sell individuals which then traffickers force into situations where their labor is exploited and their working conditions abuse human rights (Salt 34). Human trafficking has been growing into an epidemic over the years. Laczko writes that it has become a major concern for several governments and organizations such as human rights, social services, health, and law enforcement. According to Feingold, a great deal of trafficking incidences starts as illegal immigration gone horribly awry (28). The reasons a victim is bought while being trafficked can vary.
When a person is being trafficked, they are being sold just as slaves were being sold as property, but there are more risks when a person is being trafficked. [Rodriguez says “ human trafficking can lead to rape, abuse, terror and even drugs. If a person is being trafficked, they can go through severe events that would make it difficult for them to recover.”] [According to the Department of Homeland Security, “They are forced into prostitution, involuntary labor and other forms of servitude to repay debt.”] Human trafficking is worse than slavery. [According to Johnson, Captain of the Criminal Investigative Division, “If a minor agrees to be involved with sexual activities while being trafficked, that person is still maintains as a victim because they are being forced against their will.”] If a person is involved in human trafficking, situations like this may occur and even though the minor may agree, they may not have any other choice because the trafficker could threaten them in other ways if they decide to not agree. Being involved in human trafficking is something serious, and the events that occur when you’re involved is even more drastic, which is why the government should make an international police agency to combat human trafficking and bring awareness to the horrible events before one can be
Human trafficking is one of the major problems that exists in the world today. Human trafficking is when human beings, most commonly women and children, are sold and traded for sex exploitation, forced labor, as well as many other things. These victims fall under the criminals vicious plans to exploit them and even though there are many organizations and laws that are supposed to protect people against becoming victims of human trafficking, it still exists and they still become victims. Unfortunately, even in today’s modern world, there are problems with the steps that have been taken as well as the laws that have been put into place, which cause greater problems with those involved in human trafficking. Human trafficking is a very serious issue that for some reason will not go away, even with the various steps that have been taken.
Many are forced to become victims of human trafficking through force or the false promise of the American dream. The threat of human trafficking presently is that it deprives people of their human rights, it is a global health risk, and fuels the growth of organized crimes, such as sex crimes. Within this paper I will discuss my research on human trafficking and the victims’ deprivation of human rights. In order to so, I will synthesize three relevant sources on this topic, discuss additional questions that should be addressed when further researching this issue from a peace studies perspective, and outline a specific proposal for future research. In “Confronting Human Trafficking in Canada”, (Perrin 2009) discusses the complexity of human trafficking and the human rights this act violates.