The goal of this paper is to provide a review of the existing literature on human trafficking and to examine what is expected in regards to the geographic distribution of and rationale/motivation of human trafficking. This paper will be drawing on existing criminological theories to examine why human trafficking occurs in certain places, and why people commit these heinous human tracking acts. In order to understand these concepts we must first define what human trafficking actually is in regards to the literature. In bot...
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...ple interviewed. No men were interviewed for this study and yet we have some data based on Bales (2007) and Polaris (2012) that suggests men are also victims of sex trafficking. In 2012 in Houston, Texas there was a sex trafficking ring discovered with young boys at the center of it. We clearly know men are also victims yet no interviews were given from them about sex trafficking. This just simply doesn’t give us the full picture when it comes to victims of sex trafficking and a better understanding of the how and why they were enslaved. Again, the problem with getting this data is finding male victims who would want to be interviewed and relive these horrifying experiences. In our American culture men are supposed to be strong and masculine and it is looked down upon for men to show their feelings, so that may also play part in why men victims do not come forward.
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