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Slavery 14:51 Slaves in Our Midst: An Exercise Clothing, Shoes – Sweatshops Made in China – Sweatshops – cheap labor Cell Phones – Tantalum mineral Most often mined out of the ground by children Light bulbs – Who made them? Most are hand assembled Jewelry – Assembled where? Assembled by someone - children Gold/Diamonds – Most such commodities are specifically mined by children Everyone is a consumer of a slave made product Defining 21 st  Century Slavery Involves the exploitation of persons for commercial sex or forced labor Victims mayb e illegal immigrants, or U.S. citizens (homeless, substance-addicted  persons, or teenage runaways) Often involves crossing an international border but does not require moving a victim Traffickers  use force, fraud, or coercion  to control their victims Can be prosecuted on a variety of grounds Legal Definition Trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or  obtaining of a person (regardless of citizenship), by means of threat or use of  force,  fraud, or coercion,  subjecting victims to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage,  or slavery for the purpose of  sexual exploitation  or  forced labor. Why Buy and Sell People
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Armand during the Spring '11 term at Roberts Wesleyan.

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