Human Trafficking

1. There are different types of human trafficking.   However, the movie focuses on one:   human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, especially of women and children.   Please describe some of the means (modus operandi) that human traffickers use in order to “recruit” their victims.  

The way human traffickers recruit their victims through promises of employment and increased income using deception, fraud, the abuse of power, or outright abduction.The traffickers exploit the chasms between rich and poor nations and promise opportunities such as model agencies, maid/nanny services, and secretarial. Traffickers prey on women and children who do not have a   saftey netorks and where government support for the public is weak. Further, it is important to note that some of the people that are trafficked are aware they will be prostitutes; however, they are unaware of the abuse and exploitation under slave-like conditions.   Most victims are women and children, but the modus operation is usually the same. Traffickers promise a better life for the victim and the victim is then abducted.

2.   Human trafficking is considered a global threat.   Identify some of the connection points that make of this issue a transnational one?

Human trafficking generates an incredible amount of money and is closely connected to money laundering, drug trafficking and document forgery. The organizations that facilitate the trafficking of human are a global threat with many transnational connections. For example, the Russian mafia, Chinese gangs, Italian mafia, drug cartels, and Eastern European mafias have profited off human trafficking. This criminal enterprise doesn’t operate in a vacuum, and human trafficking has many other crimes associated with the smuggling. However, the criminal enterprise are adept at staying congnizant on local and international laws which allow them to quickly adapt operation procdures to avoid prosecution. The criminal organizations undermine...