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Subject(s): Trafficking, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Keyword(s): child labor; coercion; corporate crime; crime patterns; criminalization; deterrence; ethnic enclave; evidence gathering; human smuggling; human trafficking; immigration crimes; immigration offenses; inconsistency; indicators; labor crimes; language barrier; misconceptions; police attitudes; police training; prosecution; public awareness and education; shelters; slavery; social services; survivors; undocumented immigrants; victim blaming; witness testimony
Abtracts: Behind the everyday bargains we all love -- the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet -- is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking – which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries – and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.
An investigation into how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better life - only to force them to live and work in virtual slavery to pay off their debt.