Sex trafficking and human trafficking in general is a strange topic that could never happen, or that is what we like to think. People are sexually abused every single day, some even in our cities, close to our homes. Men, women and children alike. Most people who are forced into slave labor often work as prostitutes or domestic
This article takes information from various personal accounts and sources from people in places that have decriminalized prostitution, and the writer show accounts of mistreatment and abuse from those working in the legal sex industry when they were promised a safer legal work environment. Other points made in this write-up show that countries with commercialized sex have not experienced a decrease in human and sex-trafficking but instead an increase as these countries work to bring in more prostitutes and sex workers. Within this product, a safer and more effective solution to the sale of sex than only sanctioning it which is following the “Nordic Model”, which criminalizes the act of purchasing sex, but they legalize the process of selling sex. This article has relevance to the topic because it explores personal accounts of how decriminalizing prostitution does
The sheer ruthlessness of the punishments discourage any sort of crime as they will scare the citizens into never breaking the law in fear of the consequences. The document “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” also points out that the law was flexible and could be applied differently based on the situation. When a person was convicted of treason, they were not always executed immediately. Some were inhumanely tortured for more information to see if they were working with others, despite the obvious lack of morality in doing this, it worked. However, on the other hand, the Elizabethan Law did have at least some moral sense to it as people some were spared from torture, and even execution in certain circumstances.
Prostitution is a problem around the word not just in the US. Some people work as prostitutes because they need to they can’t find job or they feel like they aren’t useful so they find an easy job. However, a large majority of people that are prostitutes are forced to prostitute themselves it’s not really a choice, they are told by the people that they have to else there family could be killed or they might be killed. In the book “The Good Earth” Locust was sold just so that way men could take advantage of her she was only seen as a sex symbol by the people that would go into the tea houseJust like men see women in prostitution. Most states in the United states have a band on prostitution, however there are some parts of the united states that prostitution is legal.
Many drug offenders are often forced into the drug business because of economic reasons, resulting from the increased difficulty of finding jobs after prison, due to the felony that is attached to their name. Employers are often discouraged from hiring a person that has committed a felony, because of the uncertainty in their behavior. A study done by the Urban Institute, found that only 45% of all Americans that had been to prison, had a job within a year of being released. It was even lower for drug offenders, as only 25% of all drug offenders in the United States were able to find a job once released (McVay). It’s hard enough finding a well paying job because of the current state of the economy in the United States.
Police Brutality is the use of excessive force that is used unnecessarily by police when dealing with civilians. Recently, there has been a widespread of cases involving police brutality. Police brutality cases has been increasing over the years. Every year cases are filed against police: 9.5% city police, 3.5% sheriff officers, 2.9% county police, and 1.3% are state police. A study by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that in 2002, individuals filled over 26, 000 citizen complaints of excessive force with local law enforcement agencies.
If I were in the frightful situation of being sold as a human trafficker, I wouldn’t stand up in fear or retaliation or death I would try to leave hints making eye contact with police, SOs, many women go through these things by the hour, and if caught making attempt to draw attention you were beaten and sold to the slums for sex and abuse. In the leaders shoes he believes its just a way of life rather than its actually ruining someone’s
Instead of taking responsibility of the situation, they claim they did not do anything even when there is clear evidence. This is their job and shouldn’t be let by from pity. “The legal system gives the police the benefit of the doubt, but doesn’t give it to the average citizen,” ( Jaros para. 17). They are just like an average us if we brutally hurt someone we would surely have charges pressed against us what we did.
Those convicted may not be the heads of the criminal group or make the largest profits. Bales account highlights that ‘while the prostitutes are all captured’, raid after raid brothel keepers escape. (Bales, P.73) As brothel keepers escape prosecution, they can replace the arrested prostitutes by trafficking additional victims to work in their brothels; thereby worsening the extent of human trafficking. Moreover, not all sex workers chose prostitution out of free will; some of them are victims of trafficking and were placed in a position without alternatives and it would be unjust to prosecute them for what they coerced or deceived into. While the trafficking protocol is meant to protect these victims, the ability of law enforcement in dealing with this complex issue may potentially lead to criminalisation of the victims while the perpetrators of trafficking are not prosecuted.
Although hard to help with the rates of crime, specifically rapes, there is something that can be done with bring these sexual offenders to justice. Starting with executing a plan to decrease the number of untested rape kits. “In August 2009, approximately 11,000 sexual assault were found in a Detroit police department storage facility, the vast majority of which had never been tested for DNA evidence” (Campbell, Shaw 151). Unfortunately, Detroit is not the only city in America with thousands of untested rape kits are lined up along shelves in crime labs unknown. Even the labs right here in Greenville, South Carolina are guilty of neglecting kits.