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The majority of these victims suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, along with a number of other health issues, including drug abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. The need for these individuals to receive mental health care is essentially imperative to the likelihood of these individuals ability to relearn how to live in the world free of the “slave trade” and handle the traumas that their captivity has caused. There are dozens upon dozens of potential treatment modalities or approaches that might be applied by mental health professionals; finding the right treatments to successfully counsel and aid in the reintegration into society of these individuals and making certain that these treatments are available are paramount concerns in relation to this topic.(Williamson, Dutch & Clawson, 2010)
Human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of any person for the purposes of or in any form…by use of threat or use of force for the purpose of slavery forced labor, servitude, or bondage.”(Ashizuka, 2000) That said, these crimes are a modern day slave trade. It is a hugely lucrative industry with a yearly profit of, approximately, $32 million. Human trafficking has surpassed the illegal profits gained from black-market gun sales, and is the fastest growing industry just behind the drug trafficking. (Axtell, 2012) The sad reality is that 50% of the countries involved in these heinous crimes are industrialized, developed, nations. Although, it occurs all over the world, Thailand stands out as the major epicenter of the modern slave trade. A huge portion of trafficking originates in Thailand and transports its victims to Russian, Burma, China, a large portion to Japan, and, even the United States. However, it should be clear that although much of the slave trade involve international
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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.
It has far-reaching consequences on the victims as well as on the society and governments must take strict measures to end this abomination (UNODC - Human Trafficking). Human trafficking encompasses a wide range of crimes, all of which exploit the victims physically and monetarily.
Unfortunately, these people again became a victim of two British Pirate ships who attacked the ship and won the battle. (Fareell, C. Pg 9 2011) And the story of human trafficking started with the concept of slavery; it’s actually a modern form of slavery where people involved in this business makes money by controlling and exploiting others.
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 critically analyses whether the current international legal framework applicable to protecting and assisting victims of human trafficking is indeed adequate and effective. In order to perform the critical analysis, the paper provides a deeper understanding of the definition of human trafficking and its victims. In addition, the paper identifies the current international legal framework applicable to protecting and assisting human trafficking victims before critically analyzing its effectiveness and adequacy. A concluding remark on the thesis statement winds up the analysis.
Also, the rape victim’s maybe struggling to deal with how friends and family are responding to the assault and they may be facing secondary victimization. Thus, mental health practitioners need to be informed of the issues that are more likely to be presented in therapy by the rape victims.
People are bought, kidnapped, or tricked into servitude, either for forced labor or the sex industry. The victims of human trafficking suffer a great deal of physical, emotional, mental, and, very often, sexual abuses, the effects of which can continue to be experienced well after they have been liberated from their captors.
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