Essay on Robert Ramirez

Submitted By leeznutzz33
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Trafficking in Persons The transnational crime I chose is “Trafficking in Persons.” This type of crime occurs in many countries all over the world. It can be defined as, “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”(Reichel, 2008) Public sometimes confuse how human trafficking differs from smuggling. Trafficking requires deception or coercion and smuggling involves the person consenting to the smuggling. When it comes to smuggling, it is always transnational and there cannot be domestic smuggling. One similarity between traffickers and smugglers is that they aim for the poor and most vulnerable. Due to factors such as poverty and life instability, individuals seek a better life by falling into the hands of traffickers and smugglers. “The U.S. Department of State (2005) estimates the number of people globally trafficked across international borders as between 600,000 and 800,000 annually (with 80% being female and up to 50% children).”(Reichel, 2008) Trafficking people is a crime under international law and many other legal systems. There are different strategies Interpol uses in order to reduce the crime. They have responded by using operations and projects, INTERPOL tools, partnerships, and resources. (INTERPOL) These strategies only help to prevent and reduce. Billions of dollars are made yearly from this