Assignment 2 Now that harms of sex trafficking have been discussed, we can now examine how the Criminal Justice system responds to this issue and how society reacts to it. When it comes to address the problem of sex trafficking, there are a few challenges that arise. First, there is a problem is who the law considers to be victims. “Adults who sell sex willingly, with some kind of assistance, are not considered trafficking victims under U.S. law” (Weitzer, 2011, p. 1337).
After researching about multiple different topics that are presumed problems in the United States that need resolving, sex trafficking is a line of work that goes against any religion. Does the United States do enough to prevent people from joining this line of work, or are they pushing papers so they don 't get involved? Does the United States of America take action when needed, or do they have enough laws placed that can prevent pimps from selling innocent human beings? Prostitution, the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity for payment arrived from the latin word “prostituta”. While researching this topic it was found to be very controversial. Prostitution is a widely recognized topic, anyone and anywhere can get involved into this line of work with just one thing, themselves. Do the men, women and children really have a choice whether or not they want to use their bodies to earn a living? Or are they forced by outside influences that make them have no other choice. Preliminary research covered numerous topics about prostitution; When the victims started and why they started was not uncovered by these findings. There have not been a sufficient interviews with these subjects to
It is really perturbing that when suddenly when driving into a certain neighborhood, or street, and in a specific time of night, you see various women slowly starting to appear walking in the night. While children wonder why those women are out so late, and parents try unsuccessfully to distract them from the situation, no one truly dares to change anything. Most just simple choose to look away, not aware of the horrors these people face. The sole idea of one’s own family members in this industry, would make anyone’s skin crawl. Sex trafficking has stained society’s history, present, and sadly, it’s future. The solution to this problem may never come, for today, people no longer use their rationality, and most see other human beings as an enemy.
Sex Trafficking of Children Most children that are trafficked are runaways from home because of abuse (Child 1). Some children are victims of trafficking, in other words prostitution, by their family members. The family members prostitute their children for survival (Human 2). Children that are forced or persuaded into prostitution are brainwashed. The children or victims think it is the right thing to do to survive (Surprising 3).
This panic has resulted from the fractious and polarized debates over the moral status of sex work: prohibition or regulation. Enormous data, opinion, facts, are available, on either side. This debate has occupied the energies of international agencies, nation states, NGOs, feminist researchers and activists and finds expression in a plethora of legal and regulatory projects. The examples include the 2000 United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking Against Persons at the international level; the 2002 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Convention on Combating the Crime of Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution at the regional level; and the 2000 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, An U.S. domestic law with international ramifications. For the purpose of this article, I will merely locate myself as interested in theorizing sex work as work, which falls back on the liberal discourse around choice,
The criminalization of Prostitution has not decreased or stopped its prevalence in the U.S; in fact, all it has done is added more risk factors to the profession. Humans have exchanged money and goods for sex, for thousands of years. In fact, prostitution is one of the worlds oldest professions. Prostitution is even depicted in texts as early as the bible. Exchanging money for sex was never frowned upon until recently, when in the early 20th century, U.S Health Officials blamed them for transmitting diseases. Since then the modern view of prostitutes has taken a path for the worse; they are now seen as a group of outcasts roaming and committing transgression. Criminalizing prostitution has only brought upon violence, an increase in sex trafficking, a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and an increased prevalence in rape. If U.S Legislators attempted to pass a law to legalize prostitution, that would bring us one step closer to solving these issues.
The infectious disease of prostitution that has poisoned the population of sex workers can only be alleviated through the criminalization of its nature. The idea that prostitution is merely the exchange of sexual services for money is what buries the reality of sexual violence deep into the ground. Often, sex workers will be coerced to surrender their power to the hands of their client. In Canada, sex workers are stalked as prey by the treacherous monster of sexual abuse. They are enslaved into a sexual commodity and are stripped of their basic human rights.
Thesis Statement A. What I hope to aim for my audience is too see what these young girls went through and how they are lured into this not willing wanting to go. I went through and listen to lots of stories of woman who were taken when younger and how they were enslaved by these men who mentally controlled their thoughts. When I read about poor stories from overseas how parents where so desperate for money they sell their children it was heartbreaking, but those two young ladies today Keiu and Sara are now working with a group home building a future and hoping to help other victims. The purpose to give the audience a better understanding what human trafficking is and how it’s going on in our neighborhoods.
1. A) During the 1950s and 1960s, there was very little political attention paid to prostitution. It was not until the mid 1970s that perceived problems with the prostitution law began to show. In 1983, the Liberal government appointed the Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution to consider changing the policy.
Today 's continuously evolving world is the breeding ground for many legal issues, surfacing and flourishing into numerous controversial debates. Among these regular disputes, the topic of prostitution and it 's legalization is one of the most prominent ones. Countless diagreements emerge when trying to argue whether prostitution should be legal or not, and ultimately it is a battle between the importance of having a personal choice, and the morals possessed by the the society we live in. Oftentimes, it becomes very difficult to come to a definite decision on a serious topic like this, just like the topic of aborition, same-sex marriage, and the legalization of drugs have all been controversial and highly debated topics in the past.
Charlie Bulman’s article “Decriminalize Sex Work” discusses the Amnesty International’s policy to decriminalize prostitution. He uses evidence from sex workers’ life experiences, studies from New Zealand and Rhode Island decriminalization of sex work, and a document from sex workers’ advocacy organizations to support his argument that sex work should be legalized. The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Worker in Europe and other countries drafted a letter campaigning to promote the protection of their rights and from violence and discrimination. The evidence from the life experience of sex workers prove to be filled with exploitation and substance abuse due to their vulnerability from the lack of police protection and regulation.
When it comes to the topic of legalizing prostitution, most of us readily agree this is a highly debatable, and emotional topic, and at the core is the right of both men and women to have freedom of choice over their sexuality. But when engaging in this topic, one cannot ignore the positive and negative effects of a nation that legalizes prostitution. In my own opinion, I agree with legalizing prostitution because it will help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, reduce violence and sex trafficking.
A person can barter their mind, talents and skills and in many ways he/she does have the social acceptance to barter their physical bodies as well (athletes, models, etc.);but the selling of sexuality has yet to reach a proper position of social or cultural acceptance hence the negativity attached to anything involving prostitution.However, regardless of what people may think, it’s still out there and it’s a pretty big part of our society whether we choose to accept it or not. So much so that even though our country’s constitution states that"State shall endeavor to prevent gambling and prostitution” our government made prostitution legal in the year 2000 ignoring outcries from Islamic groups who would rather see it banished all together.Age old estimates show that over 200,000 (a number which might possibly be a lot higher by now) women in our country are involved in the sex industry,