Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Human Trafficking in the United States. Hepburn, Stephanie &. Rita J. Simon. “Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in the United States”, Gender Issues, vol.27, (2010), pp.1-26.
In this article, Hepburn &. Simon (2010) describe the characteristics of human trafficking from a global perspective and the efforts being undertaken by U.S. officials (and abroad) to curb its growing presence across the world. Human sex trafficking earns annual profits of $44.3 billion, consisting of 56 percent women and girls and 44 percent men and boys who are exploited for sexual purposes (Hepburn &. Simon, 2). In order to ensure compliance, those who are exploited are threatened with physical harm, have their visas revoked (as many are foreign citizens outside of the U.S.), and even offering threats against their family members (Hepburn &. Simon, 19). Both of the authors are graduates of reputable law-related universities and have considerable knowledge regarding the sex trafficking industry that is supported by previous research studies and statistical data provided by the U.S. House of Representatives. The intended audience is the general citizen, offering an informational breakdown of the industry to inform the public about the dangers of sex trafficking here in the United States and abroad.
This source is relevant because of the predatory nature of sex traffickers and their emboldened efforts to recruit people in public places, such as shopping malls and grocery stores (Hepburn &. Simon, 9).