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In Modern Bondage: Sex Trafficking in the Americas

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Edited by: David E. Guinn, Elissa Steglich

ISBN13: 9781571053084
ISBN: 1571053085
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Transnational Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £118.00



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Sexual slavery of younger women and children is rapidly becoming the most profitable criminal activity after drug trafficking. The situation is made worse by the fact that under the legal systems of most states involved those trafficked are not deemed to be victims but rather undocumented criminals involved in an often-illegal activity. Very rarely are they offered any support or legal backing.

Trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation is also an intricate part of the intensifying illegal immigration business often operated by large organised crime networks. The United Nations estimates that as many as two million women and children have been trafficked and forced into sexual servitude all over the world.

This problem is fuelled by poverty, indifference to the rights and needs of women and children, and political upheavals in various parts of the world. Just as liberalised borders and advances in transportation and communication open new international markets for licit goods, they also make it easier to trade in illicit goods, including human beings