Brittany Jacobs SOC-220September 23, 2017Dr.Servatius Human Trafficking EssayA social problem can be any issue, act, and or behavior that can have a negative impact result on a large sum of people and or all of society. According to the textbook “Introduction to Social Problems” written by Thomas J. Sullivan (2016), “Conditions do not typically become social problems unless they affect a large number of people.” (Sullivan, 2016, pg. 5). A social problem becomes just that when more than one individual is affected by it, but if it only affects one person it is a personal problem rather than a social. An example of a social problem would be human trafficking. This social problem is a big issue all around the world and it affects lives and families. Human trafficking is one of the major social problem. There are so many different opinions and definitions of human trafficking. Human trafficking can be defined by the illegal act of selling, moving or transporting people, usually for the benefit of forced labor or sexual exploitation also known as prostitution, medical reason, etc. Not only is this a major problem it also violates a person guaranteed human rights. Human trafficking is an international social problem. The negative consequences human trafficking to society and to groups of people witnessing and or experiencing it is traumatic. For example, human trafficking can turn into international cases of
sex trafficking of children. According to some evidence produced in the article “Ending Sex Trafficking of Children in Atlanta” they shared a story of a young girl who had to experience sex trafficking and prostitution at such a young age. “Twelve-year-old Monica [a fictitious name] was forced into prostitution when she ran away from her home.” (Boxill, & Richardson, 2007, para.2). She ran away because she felt as though the streets would be a better alternative than the abuse she was experiencing at home. Not knowing that she would sadly, be trapped in a world of
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