Ms, Kuzma presented the Attorney General’s position on human trafficking. The AGs office defines sex and labor trafficking as when traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control other people for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex or forcing them to provide labor services against their will. The AGs office is very passionate about this issue and was an influential member of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced to focus of their efforts on ending human trafficking across the United States back in 2011. In the NAAGs efforts they created the Pillars of Hope:
• Pillar 1) Making the Case: Gather stat-specific data on human trafficking and create a database that assists local authorities with identifying human …show more content…
IPATH operate with the three principles of prevention, protection, and prosecution. The task force has seen significant increase in this with the increased outreach efforts around the state since its inception. The task force is mainly comprised of the following organizations: the AG and US Attorney’s Office (Northern and Southern Districts) serving as co-chairs, Indian State Police (ISP), Marion County Prosecutor’s office, the Indiana office of the FBI, Homeland Security, Department of Child Services (DCS), Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, and Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. IPATH originally had 4 subcommittees of focus: law enforcement, outreach/awareness, training, and victim services. They will now be adding an additional committee to focus upon legislation and policy. The AGs office did state that they will be asking the General Assembly to have members appointed to this …show more content…
Under the current Indiana Code (IC) 35-45-4-3 patronizing is a class A misdemeanor to a level 6 Felony (if they have 2 prior convictions) with no enhancements for engaging in prostitution with a minor. Many other states have jail time and increased penalties attributed to these crimes. The AGs office cited a study, Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights From Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex, showing that to make men stop patronizing the sex trade. Of those surveyed in the study, 80% stated jail time would deter them, 75% state a letter sent to their family describing the crimes they committed or suspending their driver’s license or a general increase in penalties, and 70% stated that having their car impounded would deter them.
The AGs office believes that Indiana has to take these crimes seriously, currently Indiana is ranked 46th in the U.S. for criminal provisions addressing the demand of the sex trade industry. Indiana also does not have the Indiana Sex Offender Registry cover those who are involved with human trafficking involving minors. Bill Myles the CEO of Polaris a global anti-trafficking advocacy group stated, “If we’re serious about ending sex trafficking, it’s very clear that something needs to be done about the
Travis T Alston Jr. Professor Mr. Joshua N. James English 111 8 June 2015 Bridgette Carr Comments on Trafficking Victims Protection Act: A Rhetorical Analysis Bridgette Carr composed the Article “Trafficking Victims Protection Act needs to be more supportive of child victims”. As a clinical assistant professor and director of human trafficking clinic at the University of Michigan Law School she has done much research on this topic. Her article deals with how the government officials, such as U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and other government agencies that are responsible for the trafficking of child victims. Professor Carr argues that there should be better ways to avoid the way that child trafficking victims are treated when caught in a sting operation. She does this by explaining
”(www.hrw.org) Consequently, when evaluating the evidence that is present it is safe to say, that despite all of the efforts that are put forth every day to protect our youth, some people still have the potential to prey on those whom cannot defend themselves. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 has afforded the public with ammunition to fire back at those who prey on the vulnerable. Therefore, the foundation has been laid, for the public to build upon and grow with the knowledge that we are able to obtain to keep our children safe. Furthermore, we cannot solely rely on law enforcement, and others to keep our children safe we have to be proactive within the
To understand how a police department combats against human trafficking, I interviewed Felicia Grantham. Ms. Grantham is the Human Trafficking Coordinator for Tarrant County 5- Stones Taskforce, a division of the Fort Worth Police Department. She informed me that the TC 5-Stones Taskforce was officially sanctioned by Chief Fitzgerald as an arm of the Fort Worth Police Department on January 1st, 2016, but the vision for it began long before that. Ms. Grantham had her first meeting with then-Chief Halstead in July of 2014 asking if they could start a community discussion on the topic of human trafficking.
Polaris works collaboratively with victims and crisis hotlines with hopes of locating trafficked victims and offering solutions and assistance to those victims, and offers solutions to those victimized by human trafficking. Polaris is Considered as one of the largest organization that combats human trafficking domestically (Polarisproject.org, 2017). Polaris also strives for a stronger state and federal anti-trafficking legislations. In addition, the organization urges national community members to stand up and take a stand as one to identify individuals that they feel are being exploited and report such
If suspects know that upon conviction they will be sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole; the suspect will be less likely to become involved in the crime in the first place. Government must make a more forceful stand if the fight against human trafficking is to be successful. Similarly, like Icelandic Parliament, Oklahoma legislature must prohibit gentleman’s clubs entirely. The buying and selling of sexual acts performed in strip clubs is a gateway to more dangerous and illegal acts, such as willing and forced prostitution. These establishments promote unhealthy desires of both men and women.
There is belief that the reason why for the low convictions of human trafficking in the United States is because the new requirements of federal and state human trafficking laws are not being enforced, but others are saying that the numbers of human trafficking are overstated and that there are fewer victims than estimated. The low numbers of victims could also be a result of professionals not being able to identify human trafficking victims when they interact with the
It is important that the public is informed about the nature of human trafficking, how to assist law enforcement in the fight against trafficking, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Like some in law enforcement, much of the public may view victims of human trafficking as participators in the crime, leading to a negative stigma associated with trafficking victims. By educating the public about the true nature of human trafficking, this stigma may be alleviated. Additionally, law enforcement may benefit from the creation of specific ways for the public to report suspected cases of human trafficking, particularly in large cities or areas with high levels of trafficking. Yates (2015) stresses the need for law enforcement to create community partnerships with the general public, civic and social groups, and religious organizations in the fight against human trafficking.
Some of the current US policy and legislation in use to combat human trafficking is the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, “which is the cornerstone in human trafficking legislation”, that helped in the efforts against human trafficking. The act combats trafficking
Everyone needs to be aware of the seriousness of the issue of sex trafficking and all it entails. It is also extremely important that people everywhere are aware of the signs that sex trafficking is occurring, especially in common areas such as airports and hotels. A subprogram of The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota called “MN Girls Are Not for Sale” are out to “train hotel and transportation workers in identifying the signs of sex trafficking” (1). With a wider variety of people trained to recognize the specific signs of sex trafficking there is a better chance to help girls by calling the right people to take care of the situation where ever the signs are noticed. Women trapped in sex trafficking desperately searching for a way out need to know there are numerous organizations ready and willing to jump at the chance to help.
End It Now Sex Trafficking: The illegal business of recruiting, harboring, transporting, obtaining, or providing a person and especially a minor for the purpose of sex. Sex trafficking is a hard core reality that is hitting many of our neighborhoods and it doesn’t discriminate against or target race, gender, or age, nor does it respect law or moral judgement. The best way to fight it is to educate yourself on the realities of the industry and learn how to educate your child so that they are aware of the manipulation tactics that traffickers will use to recruit them. The traffickers (pimps), target vulnerability and this is something that every child has, vulnerabilities.
Human trafficking, or trafficking in persons (TIP) or modern day slavery, is a heinous and widespread crime occurring around the world in nearly every society. Most people often thought slavery was part of the past; however, human slavery is part of our current society and has been an on-going issue around the world. Human trafficking is a type of slavery that involves forced or bonded labour, sexual servitude, child labour, or involuntary servitude all over the world. It is important to note that sex trafficking contributes to more than half of human trafficking and most of these victims are women and young girls. This modern day slavery can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime (Ton, 2012).This literature review of documents and reports
We are living in a world where one person has an absolute power over another. The groundless trade of human beings in today’s world shows a deteriorated state of affairs which confirms that the greatest moral challenge facing the globe today is human trafficking. It refers to illegal sale or trade of people for sexual abuse or forced labor through coercion or abducting people. Our world is facing from many obstacles created by natural and manmade disasters which further results in problems in every country’s economy and social welfare of every person is jeopardized and one of the problems faced by majority of the nations of this world due to economic downfall is human trafficking. It is one of the most atrocious human rights infringements commonly
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything”-Albert Einstein Human Trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour, organs removal, commercial sex exploitation and economic exploitation. Normally, trafficking is done by threat, compulsion, abduction, fraud, misleading, abuse of power, vulnerability, giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim .Trafficking in person is a serious crime and dignified violation of human rights . Most of people nowadays do not know that human slavery still exists; after it was abolished 150 years ago, its proven when there is an auction of young women intended for sexual slavery occurred publicly in Britain highly policed location and another auction even took place in front of a café at Greenwich Airport, Britain (News by BBC UK, 4 June 2006, 14.31 GMT). These crimes have been booming and become a global phenomenon when victims from at least 153 countries were detected in 124 countries worldwide between 2010 and 2012.
Sex trafficking is a major issue in the world and people often overlook the fact that it can be an issue in the most modern and advanced first world countries. This is the modern term for slavery of people for purposes including forced sex and labor. Sex trafficking is one of the most exclusive and most advanced types of slavery and is often gone unseen or unnoticed. This problem can cause many people to have low self-esteem and problems with their health. The low self-esteem is often caused because the people are raised or built to understand that they have no worth and that they are meant for nothing but to be raped and to do work without pay.