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Unformatted text preview: What is sex trafficking? Facts Laws Video Victims Effects of sex trafficking Outreach programs How can you help? Human Trafficking is considered modern day slavery. (Human Trafficking Awareness)  According to The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), human trafficking has occurred if a person was induced to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any person under age 18 who performs a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion were present. (Bureau of Justice Statistics) In New York City, more Hispanic/Latina and Black women were identified as compared to San Francisco, where Asians strongly predominate.  In Minneapolis/St. Paul, race was less often mentioned and the proportions of the racial groups are equal.  In San Francisco, the most frequently mentioned national groups by geographical area were largely Asian, followed by small numbers of Eastern Europeans and Central Americans. Over 1200 trafficking cases have been identified in the U.S. in 2007-2009. There were more than 3,000 convictions worldwide related to trafficking from April 2004 to March 2005. Statistics taken from State Dept.s Trafficking in Persons Report 6/09, Polaris Project Policy Alerts and UN documents.  In New York City, the most frequently mentioned national groups by geographical area were South and Central American, followed equally by Asian and Eastern European national identities. Two years ago, the FBI and the Justice Department launched the Innocence Lost initiative, where more than 40 FBI agents have been dedicated to task forces...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course SOCI 4150 & 322 taught by Professor Phildavis during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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