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Human Trafficking and the United States
NICOLE SINGLETON-BROOKS
Kaplan
Ethics and the Professional
LS501
Prof. J Gray
October 8, 2013

Human Trafficking and the United States
Abstract
Human trafficking in the United States seems to be overlooked and not taken very seriously. If you turn on the TV on Wednesday nights at 10 pm EST and you will see that the creators of Law & Order have a whole hour dedicated to sex crimes. Most of the victims are showed to be trafficked in some way or the other. Human trafficking in the US is at an all-time high. This paper will gives details as to why more can and should be done to combat human trafficking in the United States.

Kidnapping, sex slaves, work servitude, sex trade, all of these words have something in common: human trafficking. Contrary to what was widely believed, this doesn’t just happen in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states of the US. For a long while human trafficking was something that we in the US looked down upon other countries for, not paying attention to the fact that it was happening in our own back yards.
The one thing that America has tried to push into the back of everyone’s mind, as if it didn’t happen here, is now in the forefront of everyone’s mind. Human trafficking is the big pink elephant in the room that no one seems to want to address. The victims could be walking around us every day. That woman that you may see walking the street with barely nothing on in passing on your way to work or the little boy you see in a sweat shop that you know is too young to be there and yet nothing is said and nothing is done.
Human trafficking in the United States seems to be overlooked and not taken very seriously. Thousands of people are trafficked into the United States yearly. The United States also produces victims of human trafficking. According to U.S.…...

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