HUMAN trafficking refers to the exploitation of people through transporting, recruiting, harboring, providing, or receiving people for a number of activities in which others benefit financially. It is a global problem and a social concern for many who are trying to thwart organized criminal activity. Human trafficking is logically considered a subset of organized crime, but it also has strong tangential relationships with white-collar crime: The same criminal elements in many parts of the world are engaged in political corruption, bribery, payoffs, and kickbacks, and drug and human trafficking.

Human trafficking involves both adults and children, males and females, and often has disastrous consequences for the victims of these activities on personal as well as governmental levels. It is an issue that is global in scope ...

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