Human Trafficking and Slavery Term Paper by Peter Pen

Human Trafficking and Slavery
An overview of issues concerning human trafficking and slavery in modern day society.
# 101120 | 2,645 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Feb 19, 2008 in Sociology (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper discusses how the U.S. government concludes that nearly 800,000 to 900,000 men and women are trafficked between international borders in addition to nearly 1.2 million children who have been sold into slavery to become prostitutes or servants. It looks at how various organizations have manned the forefront to combat these unimaginable crimes and how each organization has a conflicting opinion of the best solution to prevent this atrocity against human rights.

From the Paper:

"Across the globe thousands of children are sold or kidnapped into slavery each year (Perry). These children are sold as prostitutes, camel jockeys, fisherman, beggars, and servants, and in some cases soldiers (Perry). Children from Asia, Latin America and Africa are considered the most vulnerable because in many of these regions "two-thirds of the population lives on less than $1 a day, the compensation for the temporary loss of a child keeps the rest of the family from going hungry (Lafraniere). Some parents argue that their children are better off learning a trade than starving at home" (Lafraniere). Many of these children are in fact "leased" by their parents for a small amount of money each year, usually not exceeding $100 (Lafraniere). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bales, Kevin. Understanding Global Slavery. Los Angeles, California: University of California Press Ltd., 2005.
  • Feingold, David. "Human Trafficking." Foreign Policy Issue 150 (2006):26-32. Multiple Databases. EBSCOhost. Cannell Library, Vancouver, WA. 14 Nov. 2006.
  • King, Gilbert. Women, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century. New York: Chamberlain Bros., 2004
  • Lafraniere, Sharon. "Africa's world of Forced Labor, in a 6-Year-Old's Eyes." The New York Times 29 Oct. 2006. 15 Nov. 2006. <>
  • Masci, David. "Human Trafficking and Slavery." CQ Researcher 26 Mar. 2004. CQ Researcher Online. Cannel Library, Vancouver, WA. 27 Sept. 2006.

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