The Effects of Human Trafficking

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Spring 4-14-2021


Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that involves the selling and exploitation of another individual. Individuals are used for sexual and labor purposes and even for their organs. Human trafficking sounds like an issue that could only occur in other countries, but it is actually very common in the United States. Since there is disagreement of the definition of human trafficking, it is important for the legal definition and characteristics to be fully understood by both society and policymakers. In order for this to happen, policymakers will need to discuss ways to distinguish trafficking from smuggling, adoption, and sex work, but also create policies in order to protect the rights of those in sex work, being adopted, and going to a new country.


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