Column 090213 Brewer
Monday, September 2, 2013
Human Trafficking enables TransnationalSexual ExploitationBy Jerry Brewer
Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. Thecriminal act, by definition of human trafficking, has amyriad of detailed explanations that outline therecruitment, abduction, transportation, transfer,harboring, and receipt of persons. Victims, thatinclude men, women, and children, enter servitudefor a wide range of exploitative purposes.The endless boundaries of human trafficking includeall racial, socio-economic, and religious cultures. Thediverse tools of the criminal trafficker utilized arethreat, use of force, coercion, and abduction; as wellas subtle tactics to gain voluntary compliance by deception, fraud or issues exploiting vulnerability.Unfortunately, torture and murder often becomes theultimate act of control over the victims.The facilitators of human and sex trafficking go far beyond the initial recruiters and abductors. Thesenetwork of violent transnational organized criminalsinclude accomplices, middlemen, legitimate businesses, elements of the entertainment industry,corrupt police, government, and those people thatpay as clients of these dehumanizing abuses. All of these enablers and enabling environments allow human flesh as a commodity to be trafficked formassive profits.
Human trafficking includes, but is not limited to,those trafficked for forced labor, prostitution, otherelements of sexual exploitation, the harvesting of human organs, and related acts of human servitude.The term "people smuggling" shares a differencefrom the term human trafficking that has beendescribed as voluntary, covert transport from one