“Noy Thrupkaew: Human Trafficking is all Around You: This is how it Works” and “Slavery in the fields” both have a common theme. Both of these stories make the claim that human trafficking is widespread across a spectrum of industries and that consumers are fueling the problem. However, this subject is far more complicated than one can see. The first piece brings attention to the gruesome circumstances of human trafficking victims. The second piece is very loose in what it interprets as human trafficking.
Trafficking is always characterized by elements of exploitation through fraud, coercion and other illegal means. Human trafficking is a difficult to understand and complicated issue. It is not confined to a particular country or region but it has spread its roots more intensely in the third world countries especially in the subcontinent. However, if we talk about its connection in Pakistan it is quite distressingly connected with our society. In terms of definition, Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
Corrupt government officials allow this to happen if you slip them some money under the table, which is a terrifying thing to think about, the people who are supposed to lead you and run your country allow you to be sold or stolen for their personal gain. Even in this great country of ours we allow this to happen, in California, the punishment for human trafficking of those over the age of 18 is 3-5 years in a state prison, 3-8 for a minor, and the best part, no stated penalty of trafficking a minor without force. But why change the law? Crime flourishes where the law is weak. Since the implementation of Prop 35, which increases the length of sentences and increases fines 10 fold compared to before.
Everyday more and more deaths increasing the number of dead people in the country and starting to cause trouble to other countries near Mexico spreading their violence.”Seven people a day are murdered. A total of 5,300 victims were killed between January 2008 and May 2010”(Simser,1). The violence in Mexico is increasing day by day and having 7 deaths every day due to the cartels violence and not including the death toll of the those that consume drugs. “The grisly discovery at almost 400 bodies in shallow graves in northern Mexico since early April has highlighted the terrible fate of many citizens who have been abducted by drug gangs and forced to work for the cartels, or killed and buried for refusing to do so”(Rama, 1). The cartels act to violently and gruesome to actually kill 400 humans and putting them into shallow graves in which they buried for themselves.
It’s sad but true; here in this world, people are forced into being slaves for a $150 billion criminal industry, a form of modern slavery: Human Trafficking. It’s a horrendous crime against humanity, that is not legal anywhere but happens everywhere. The media is an indispensable vehicle through visualizing the problem, educating and mobilizing people and building a hope for us to come together and end this crime forever. Freedom is a human right. It’s independence within the boundaries of responsibility.
Accessed 7 Feb. 2018. In London, a trafficking circle believed to have brought over hundreds of immigrants into Britain was discovered and stopped. The traffickers would hire certain drivers smuggle their human cargo through ferries or canals into Great Britain. This circle was under surveillance for over a year but the police were not able to get involved until recently when they caught and arrested over 20 traffickers and detained the gang leader. The police also reported poor slave treatment and
Drug dealers possess a lot of money and drugs, such as the Training Day movie, in which money and drugs influence Harris, so he acts criminalized. Lastly, the criminal justice process or the legal consequences that the criminals face are right but not necessarily fair because occasionally the process supports corruption. In other words, the criminals and drugs dealers in the movie do not face the right legal consequences because the criminal justice process including the judges is corrupt. His life experiences with drug dealers, the drugs, and crime in the streets and the corrupt legal system contribute to Harris’
It affects all of us to some degree. It has become a global epidemic and in our modern society and we have learned that there are various reasons and patterns as to why individuals commit crimes. However preventing or creating awareness of the issue is usually less focused when the victims are sex trade workers. Sex trade workers are known to live what is called a “risky lifestyle”, due to their marginalization from the law they most often have to find areas below the radar to carry out their deeds. This in return makes them vulnerable to attacks and rapes on account of there being no witnesses.
Selling yourself for profit might possibly be the only way for some people to survive or to provide for their family. It maybe an easier choice to believe that it is an empowering decision they have made than to face the blunt and harsh reality of child sexual, physical, and mental abuse, done by the pimps that prey on the young women and men alike. The second reason people can be involved in sex trafficking is because they were either lured or kidnapped and don 't have any kind choice or say in what they
Many locals are scared for their children’s safety after all these trafficking cases have occurred by their homes. Are we doing enough to prevent human trafficking in the local area? Almost 300,000 people every year are forced into the sex trafficking trade system. Most of all the people forced into the trade system are girls between the age of 12-18. These people are being imprisoned for usage of their body, for the joy of others with the highest price.
41). These drug cartels present a difficult problem in that they not only import illegal drugs, but they often are in dispute over both territory and police ownership (Warner, p. 42). These cartels are smuggling drugs across the border from many different regions of the world and present a very difficult situation for law enforcement. This may be due in part to their intimate knowledge of the area they operate in, as well as that of their connection to gangs, which they utilize to assist in cross-border movement. The current number of both law enforcement agents and law enforcement agencies along the border is not sufficient in either numbers or strength to curtail these illicit
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. Other factors can assist in the fight, however, the three solutions listed here are the most critical and should be the first ensued if the battle against human trafficking and forced prostitution is to be
It occurs for three reasons prostitution, forced labor, and human organs. The majority of the victims of human trafficking are immigrants because traffickers use immigrant’s workers unfamiliarity with the language, laws and customs to manipulate them. From Algeria to New York City we can see similarities in the way involuntary servitude works. If we come together we can decrease human trafficking, and spread awareness about anti-trafficking programs that would help the world. Its our duty as citizens to acknowledge the problems that are affecting our society.
They are a group that have a pyramid structure like legal businesses, but they also cause chaos (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (2016). In addition, organized crime threatens peace and human security, violates human rights and undermines economic, social, cultural, political and civil development of societies around the world. Organized crime has diversified, gone global and reached macro-economic proportions. Although they care for the safety of their own family and make sure that they are fine, by protecting them in any manner they can, they do have any regard on who they are hurting in the process in achieving their illegal monetary
Why does human trafficking occur, why do people sell themselves for money? This is a question many people have tried to answer but it is not really a question you can answer. I believe it is many different reasons that cause this and it just depends on the people involved on which reasons it is. The people who do the trafficking are just as broken as the people being trafficked. A simple phrase that has helped me understand and forgive many times in my life is “Hurt people, hurt people”.