Sex Trafficking and Organized Crime Descriptive Essay by davis

Sex Trafficking and Organized Crime
This paper discusses the issue of sex trafficking and looks at the victims and the control of such crimes.
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In this article, the writer notes that sex trafficking is the fastest growing organized crime initiative and is expected to replace drugs and arms trafficking to become the number one most profitable enterprise within the next few years. The writer examines how victims are lured, how they survive the conditions and looks at criminal justice initiatives designed to intervene in the trafficking of women and children. The paper does not examine prostitution as a choice, rather, it is limited to those who have, against their will, become enthralled into the sex industry and are afforded no supports or exits by their captors. The writer maintains that prosecution must be the most important method of controlling sex trafficking crimes and concludes that long term imprisonments and attacking the financial stranglehold are the only ways to impact and perhaps control the growth of sex trafficking and its effect on society.

From the Paper:

"Transnational sex trafficking and OC operate on three distinct levels: small, medium, and large scale networks. Small scale networks transport small groups of women to a single brothel operator on demand. Medium scale networks move masses of women and children from one country to various global markets. They negotiate prices with purchasers through open human auctions or other means and create false documents to aid travel. Large scale operations control all aspects of the business value chain commencing with recruitment, transportation, and control multi-national networks and facilities where they manage all service delivery. These large scale operations are more equipped to maximize profits. Seventy-five percent of OC sex trafficking operations are large scale enterprises where brothels are staffed by imprisoned prostitutes. As the sex trade industry's economic growth flourishes in countries like Malaysia and Thailand, ghetto brothels are being replaced by luxurious private clubs to appease increased demand by upper class consumers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bell, R. E. (2001). Sex trafficking: A financial crime perspective. Journal of Financial Crime, 9(2), 165-178.
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  • Davidson, J. O. (2006). Will the real sex slave please stand up?. Feminist Review, 83(4), p4.
  • Goodey, J. (2004). Sex trafficking in women from Central and East European countries: Promoting a 'victim centered' and 'women centered' approach to criminal justice interventions. Feminist Review, 76(6), p26.

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Sex Trafficking and Organized Crime (2009, June 18) Retrieved January 30, 2023, from

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"Sex Trafficking and Organized Crime" 18 June 2009. Web. 30 January. 2023. <>