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Human Trafficking


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Human Trafficking

  1. 1. Human Trafficking By Jonathan Davila  CHLD 1  3 April 2012 1
  2. 2. What is Human Trafficking? “Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force,coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.” 2
  3. 3. History and Statistics Can be traced back to 1492 when Christopher Columbus used Africans and Native Americans as slaves. “The United Nations estimates that 700,000 to 4 million women & children are trafficked around the world for purposes of forced prostitution, labor and other forms of exploitation every year.” Trafficking is estimated to be a $7 billion dollar annual business. 3
  4. 4. Examples ofHuman Trafficking 4
  5. 5. Effects on Family & Child’s Life Depression Psychological abuse Trauma Fear of being unsafe or unprotected Lack of trust in other people Resentful towards other people Hardship They might end up with the trafficker if the victim is deported 5
  6. 6. Federal Bureau of Investigation Contact Los Angeles Metro Area Task Force on Human Trafficking Located in Downtown Los Angeles Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 6
  7. 7. Work Cited Aronowitz, Alexis A. Human Trafficking, Human Misery : The Global Trade In Human Beings. Praeger, 2009. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 3 Apr. 2012. O’Connor, Anne-Marie. "Mexican Cartels Move into Human Trafficking." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 28 July 2011. Web. 01 Apr. 2012. < human-trafficking/2011/07/22/gIQArmPVcI_story.html>. "United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime." What Is Human Trafficking? UNODC, 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 13 Mar. 2012. < trafficking/what-is-human-trafficking.html>. Wheaton, Elizabeth M., Edward J. Schauer, and Thomas V. Galli. "Economics Of Human Trafficking." International Migration 48.4 (2010): 114-141. Academic Search Premier. Web. 3 Apr. 2012. 7
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