Women, Crime and Justice
May 15, 2013
Human traffickers are often involved in other crimes as well (p.212). Some are also drug trafficking or weapon smuggling (p.212). Albanian organized crime gangs kidnap girls and bring them to Russia and the United Kingdom (p.212). Human traffickers are all over the globe, victimizing young girls and women. There are not enough programs or laws to stop it. First, the world needs to be educated on this crime in order to start preventing it from happening. Targeted victims are usually thrill seekers (seeking new employment or adventure), visiting family abroad, and/or displaced young girls such as runaways, drug addicts, child prostitutes etc… These victims are usually 12-24 years old. Sometimes victims themselves are forced to abduct or recruit other girls. The younger the victim, the longer they can work for the sex traffickers and the more money they will make them. Once victims reach a certain age, they are undesirable and unappealing and are replaced by younger girls. Traffickers use many methods to recruit their victims. Newspaper advertisements, mail order brides, and verbally promising a better life, more money during economically hard times. The victims may be told by traffickers that the victims have a lot of money for traveling, housing accommodations and food; but the victims are required to pay the traffickers all of their money when being forced prostitutes. Human traffickers tend to gang rape their victims to lower their inhibitions and break them down. Victims are forced to work indoors as well as outdoors and work in escort agencies, massage parlors, hotels, brothels, rental rooms, apartments, clubs and even restaurants (p. 213). Victims are commonly fed drugs to make them stay and control them. They have no freedom whatsoever and are often kept in isolation. They are forced to serve clients with no condoms, have no medical care and because of this are at high risk for sexually...
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