FWA #2 First Draft
English 102 10:00
November 16, 2014
Human Trafficking and its Dire Effects.
Human Trafficking in the United States is something not a lot of people discuss. Most think it is only something that happens in third world countries, but in fact could be happening in their hometown. According to Protocol to Prevent, Subdue and Punish Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking in the modern world entails transfer of persons by use of applied force. Other methods used to enforce the trafficking include use of deception, abduction, making payments to achieve harmony of a person having control over another and power abuse. The forms of exploitation executed on the victims include forced services of labor, practices of slavery, and instances of servitude and also forced sexual exploitation. It can result to loss of nationality to the victims of trafficking and it inflicts torture and pain on them. It is a breach of human privileges and basic human principles of living. It has three constituents; act, means and purpose. The three define the workability of the entire process of trafficking to its success. They outline the transportation plan, harboring of victims, the threat strategy to be applied, and the goal of trafficking being achieved. Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery that should be abolished once and for all. Human trafficking was largely used during the slavery era. Africans were the major victims of their process. Captivators sailed to Africa and forcefully captured persons and transported them to their native destinations. They then forced them to undertake labor when in slavery. In America, between the years 1789 to 1861, slavery which was a product of human trafficking was largely used. It today’s world, human trafficking is used mainly for sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is formulated as a crime. According to journal, Anti-anti-trafficking? Towards Critical Ethnographies of Human Trafficking, close to 17,500 persons are brought to U.S against their consent and held here against their will. Sexual exploitation of the trafficked person happens when the trafficker wants personal monetary gain. Female individuals are the most affected by this form of exploitation. Children also fall victims of this exploitation I human trafficking. Human trafficking for sexual exploitation is however viewed as carried out by complex political personnel as opposed to planned criminals. The clients of sex workers are very vital in maintaining the thriving of the trafficking firm with a purpose of sexual exploitation. Destabilizing political traffickers can hence solve the threat of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It cannot be combated as a crime. Human trafficking for acquisition of forced labor is also in existence but not on a large scale. The trafficker forcefully makes a victim undertake work functions against their will without payment. The sex trade in the U.S is comprised of teens as young as 12 years old. California State hosts the highest ranked state with child sex trafficking according to the FBI. Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco are the areas in the state contributing to this rating. As a crime, human trafficking is ranked third after illegal drugs and arms trafficking. From reports, it makes a profit of 32 billion dollars per year. Women and girls are the most affected victims because the major goals of human trafficking today are for sexual exploitation and forced labor, which rely on women as convenient participants. The human traffic crime process is growing because it has lower risks and higher profits as compared to a crime such as drug trafficking. According to DuPont, 2009, each country in the world experiences human trafficking. The victims can be tricked through false promises of better employment opportunities, shelter, food and better lives. However, as it turns out for the unaware victims later, they never get...
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