slave labor. The people trying to flee bad conditions for a better life are a very easy target. In these poor cultures where these families want to run away to make a better life for their family’s traffickers prey on their desire to be free. Another factor that makes people vulnerable to human trafficking is ones’ economic status. Trafficking frequently originates in places where there is extreme poverty such as Peru, Mexico, and the Philippines (Shigekane, R., 2007). According to the interactionist perspective these crimes are learned by those they associate with. It is believed that those who associate with criminal have a higher possibility of committing the same crimes. The most important approach to achieving change for a social problem such as human trafficking is education. With education there is a better chance of prevention. When prevention is not possible another approach would be intervention (Sullivan, 2016). Educating everyone on what to look for so they can intervene in a situation that could be trafficking is a very important aspect of prevention. Especially with children, it is important for key people to recognize the danger signs. Prevention starts at home. Girls who do not feel safe at home are easy prey for traffickers (Bexill & Richardson, 2017). Those with a home life that may consist of sexual abuse already are at a much higher risk of falling prey to sex trafficking.
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