Human Services Research

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act

The purpose of this project is to inform its readers that human trafficking crimes are becoming more and more salient among the public collective consciousness. As a result of this trend, such crimes are becoming increasingly recognized as a valid subject for the focus of the criminal law. Courts in many jurisdictions are beginning to seek more severe punishments for those criminals who commit such horrendous acts. States all through the United States are beginning to look at their laws as citizens become progressively more involved with the implementation and enactment of human trafficking legislation.

However, at the same time, there is much progress still to be made. Many barriers to effectively dealing with problems associated with human trafficking and prostitution have been hindered by the U.S. Federal Governments strong stance against providing services to anyone who is engaged in the...
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