Jennifer Moore

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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Human trafficking is an issue that has been prevalent across nations for numerous decades.  It has become a modern day form of slavery.  This is a problem because it violates a person’s basic human rights, along with treating that person unjustly.  Human trafficking involves many functions of transferring victims, which may include recruitment and transfer of victims.  It is usually done through force, but sometimes is done through emotional abuse.  The purpose of human trafficking is for the exploitation of a human being; types of exploitation may include prostitution or physical labor (UNODC, 2012).  In America, some forms of trafficking may be in construction, nail salons, and elder care (Siskin & Wyler, 2012).  Regardless of the type of human trafficking, efforts to stop this injustice are pertinent.