Karl Marx On Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking still remains a very prominent global problem in the 21st century and is one of the more profitable criminal industries in the world.
Global crime, in short, refers to crime with networks that permeates national boundaries. Human trafficking has been labeled as one of the biggest human rights violation in all of humanity and researchers estimate that 21 to 36 million are enslaved worldwide. Human trafficking is a global issue, perpetuating not only in developing countries but developed countries as well. In fact, modern slavery is a growing phenomenon in our current day and age. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer,
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Marx suggests that there are two classes of people, the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat. Foot note. In this case, the Bourgeoisie would be the capitalist and the Proletariat the human trafficking cartels. Even though much of the blame should be put on individual criminals for human trafficking, structural reasons of the crime should also be paid attention to. It is in a capitalist system where a disadvantaged group feels like they can barely survive in a system. Human trffickers are also human beings and they too feel a need to survive in their environment. For example, if they have no skills to get a decent job, no access to education, or simply put, a lack of capital, they will find a way to survive even if it means going out of norms and rules to exploit victims. In India, there is a high unemployment rate of 3.6% of the total labour force, and no minimum wage policy implemented, exacerbating the problem of poverty. Given the different amounts of resources in a capitalist system, the more powerful groups will use their power to exploit groups with less power. Put in context, human trafficking cartels have more knowledge and a wide range of networks to successfully exploit and take advantage of victims who have less knowledge and who are vulnerable. The criminology of human trafficking can be attributed to the mere reaction of the helpless expressing…show more content…
Reasons for trafficking include both supply and demand factors. Firstly, many researchers argue that poverty adds to the supply of humans available for trafficking. India is a developing country it is known that poverty is still widespread today. Being a poverty stricken country would mean that their living conditions remain unpleasant and undesirable, often leaving them with no power as citizens remain at the disposal of capitalist, especially in the global economy. Individuals in India who participate in criminal actvity are more often than not caught in the cycle of poverty as well, hence seeing the need to to find alternatives for survival. Another supply factor includes the gender discrimination that still exists, where boys are favoured over girls. This leads to

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