Human trafficking, Victims of crimes, Crime prevention, Forced labor
A review of the literature pertaining to human trafficking reveals that human trafficking is a difficult crime to detect and prevent. Human trafficking involves the trafficking of human beings for the purpose of commercial sexual activities as well as forced labor. These crimes are occurring worldwide. Research indicates organized crime, prostitution, massage parlors, and brothels are closely linked to the crime of human trafficking. Government corruption and transnational criminal organizations contribute significantly to this crime and financial profit is usually the primary motivation. The objective of this report is to examine the various elements of human trafficking including the recognized definition, the prevalence of human trafficking, the characteristics commonly associated with both victims and offenders, as well as information regarding the Modus Operandi (M.O.). Various approaches to preventing the crime of human trafficking will be discussed.
Portland State University. Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone, "Prevention of Human Trafficking: A Review of the Literature" (2011). Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone Project. 9.