International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Human Trafficking Through Organized Crime
Steward Harrison Oppong

The illicit movement of people across the borders or human trafficking through organized criminal networks may take different forms. Some of these forms may include: the trafficking of women and children for the purposes of engaging in prostitution and sexual exploitation, the trafficking of victims who are in search of work, the trafficking of some human organs or materials for medical reasons, and the trafficking of asylum seekers who are in search of a safe refuge. The emergence and rise of these cases in the past few years cutting across the issues of political persecution, migration and exploitation of persons in the sex trade, raises significant questions about the effectiveness of control of crime as well as the lingering threat to human security and dignity. This situation calls for a new approach in dealing with the problem of human trafficking, with significant changes in the world economy of which the organized crime emerges as an important actor.

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