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Ramos De La CruzAndrea Ramos De La CruzProfessor WardEnglish 1302.05011 April 2017Preventing Human TraffickingSlavery was abolished years ago in the first world, but there is a new, hidden andunderground slavery system in our modern world. This underground industry is called humantrafficking, or the selling of human beings for free labor and/or sexual exploitation. Anyoneanywhere is exposed to the threat of being a victim of human trafficking, but in most cases,women and children are the individuals highest at risk. These situations leave families destroyed,victims unable to ever be reconnected with their loved ones. The saddest truth about humantrafficking is that most victims are never found, and if they are, it’s because they are dead.The owners (or masters) don’t treat the victims as human beings, but rather like propertyand as a means to income, unconcerned with thewell beingwellbeingof those involved. Victimsare often times coercedin tointothese situations, wherein whichwhat the “masters” say is amust, not an option. Human trafficking happens every day, all around the world, and hard to puta stop to due to the fact that many investigators don’t know where to look for those in charge andnever know where and when it will happen.Polaris sums up the magnitude of this problem, stating: “Human trafficking is a form ofmodern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 millionpeople around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it's happening nearby. Fromthe girl forced into prostitution at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen,stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential1
Ramos De La Cruzexperience: the loss of freedom.” Having your freedom taken away from you is an unfathomableexperience and serious violation of basic human rights, something no one should have to endure.There are ways to prevent human trafficking that can be implemented in an individual’s personallife, as well as by government’s abroad. Deterrents for this worldwide issue include increasingthe public education on the importance of situational awareness as well as informing citizens ofthe potential signs and dangers of human trafficking. Lastly, and quite possibly most important isgovernment regulation, procedures, and security related to human trafficking.Being aware of your surroundings is a key procedure in any safe minded individual’s life.It is important not only to remain aware for yourself, but for others as well. Bystanders are acritical factor in crimes involving missing people. Many times they are the last line of defense,the last eyewitness in a series of events that lead to a serious crime. Not always the most reliable

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