Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

In line with Elizabeth Bartels

about Human Trafficking in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Trafficking of women into the United States of America for sexual exploitation first came to the nation's attention between 1860 and World War I. There was a large amount of migration of young women from China, Japan, and Central and Eastern Europe to American (United States) cities. The Mann Act was enacted in 1910, criminalizing the transport of women across state lines for “immoral purposes.” Formally titled the White Slave Traffic Act (36 Stat. 825), the Mann Act was also intended to protect the nation's minors against sexual exploitation. After 1914, public concern over sex trafficking peaked and faded as an important issue on the American (United States) political front. Since the 1970s, however, there has been a reemergence of women trafficked into the United States of America for sexual exploitation.

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