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This research sets out to explore a variety of areas related to human trafficking and the intensity of poverty as an alleviating cause of human trafficking. The purpose of the research is to identify factors of poverty and their relationship with human trafficking in the US. These factors include income levels of individuals in their origin countries, their age and sex. The proposed research will incorporate past research and statistics on human trafficking in the US caused by poverty and poor economic conditions in other countries. Moreover, the research will form a quantitative research that will assess the association of the identified three variables with increased level of human trafficking in the US. The proposed research will be useful as it would allow its users to understand what economic conditions and demographic factors are involved and how they contribute to major problem of human trafficking in the US.
Based on the nature of our research it is proposed that an exploratory approach is used for this research. Exploratory research provides insights into and comprehension of an issue or situation (Gettys, 1980). In view of the proposed study the selected research methodology will be based upon quantitative research that will involve collection of data that is numerical and non-descriptive. The data will be tabulated according to the responses regarding each poverty variable collected through the survey questionnaire. Survey questionnaire to be designed for the research and tools for analyzing responses are discussed in another section of this proposal.
The secondary data is gathered from numerous resources. This comprises of the academic sources. The use of this secondary multiple source data helps the researcher with a chance to formulate an objective and logical study. Also evidence from the human trafficking database namely IOM, a major cross-national foundation of primary data on
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Human trafficking has been rated as the second largest criminal activity after drug trafficking industry. Many of the victims of human trafficking are exploited for the purposes of commercial sex including stripping, pornography, prostitution and live-sex shows (Cullen-DuPont 9).
It would also examine how and why the crime of human trafficking differs from other types of crimes in the United States to probe how human trafficking victims are identified, caught, and kept entrapped in the situation. Finally, the paper would also present suggestions as how to better address human trafficking in the United States.
Among major crimes that are observed around the globe, crime human trafficking is one of contemporary issues. It is a crime against humanity which needs to be addressed at its first instance of existence or conception. Approximately 2.5 million people are trafficked around the globe.
This paper includes the annotated bibliography of next articles: Hepburn, Stephanie & Rita J. Simon. “Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in the United States”; Alsgaard, Hannah. “Symposium: Uncovered: The policing of sex work”; Kotrla, Kimberly. “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States”; Siddharth, Kara. Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, and others.
According to the report child exploration may be regarded to include slavery, forced labor or services, among other related practices similar to servitude, slavery, illicit international adoption, organ removal, early marriage trafficking, recruitment as a child beggars, soldier, athletes like for football players or child camel, or recruitment for cult.
There are a number of reasons for this continuous failure, according to Nelson (2002, 551). First, anti-sex trafficking laws are mostly inadequate and weakly implemented. Second, the agencies or groups committed to fighting sex trafficking are disconnected and inadequately funded globally.
Causing greater nuisance in the socio-political stability of various regions around the world, these crimes have been targeting the child group at an increasing number recently, targeting poor families from the developing or under-developed nations (Fowler, Che & Fowler, 2010).
Often, human trafficking is confused with human migration and smuggling even though the three terms are completely different. Unlike human trafficking, human migration and smuggling involves migration/transportation of people with their consent, and the main