Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Hidden in Plain Sight America s Slaves of the New Millennium What types of human trafficking crimes are being committed here in the United States Who are the victims of traffickers How do we all unknowingly consume the services and products of slavery And why a

  • Title: Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium
  • Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
  • ISBN: 9781440854033
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What types of human trafficking crimes are being committed here in the United States Who are the victims of traffickers How do we all unknowingly consume the services and products of slavery And why are human traffickers able to maintain their illicit operations with relative impunity indeed, with less than.01 percent of human traffickers ever being held accountable fWhat types of human trafficking crimes are being committed here in the United States Who are the victims of traffickers How do we all unknowingly consume the services and products of slavery And why are human traffickers able to maintain their illicit operations with relative impunity indeed, with less than.01 percent of human traffickers ever being held accountable for their crimes Hidden in Plain Sight America s Slaves of the New Millennium documents how human trafficking and its byproducts touch every community in America, from impoverished inner city neighborhoods to middle class suburbs and alcoves of wealthy estates It presents information derived from narrative accounts of real life trafficking cases, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files to expose the grim realities of human trafficking in America, perpetrated by Americans.Readers will grasp the origins, evolution, and extent of the problem understand how trafficking plays an unrecognized role in our day to day lives and see why advancements in awareness and anti trafficking resources have not changed the status quo The victims of trafficking continue to be criminalized by law enforcement, and the offenders continue to exploit and profit from new recruits This book equips readers with the knowledge needed to identify human trafficking cases and advocate for policy changes to end this scourge in America.

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    1. "Unfortunately, every single American has used, consumed, worn, and purchased products of slavery at multiple points throughout their life."That's not something one wants to think about but we, as society, also do not want to think about mail order brides, child sex tourism, adult sex tourism, indentured servants, human trafficking, forced labor and sex slaves. Not fun subjects, but the reality is, these subject affects all of us. Here is a fact:"When people eat chocolate, they are eating my fle [...]

    2. Hidden in Plain Sight is a book to be read by everyone. It highlights areas of human trafficking occurring in nail salons to sex tourism overseas. The title of this book says it all. Right before our eyes at the places we visit often, maybe every day. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco does a thorough job of taking the reader to the many areas where trafficking is taking place with examples and actual candid conversations. At the beginning when she describes a young girl selling cleaning products door to d [...]

    3. I have worked with survivors of human trafficking on the services side for over five years and still struggled to make sense of how it happens and why it happens and what our government does and doesn't do about it. Until now. Mehlman-Orozco fills in in the gaps on this domestic epidemic that we have got to get a handle on. Hidden in Plain Sight is a gripping and compelling look at the underworld of human trafficking. This human rights epidemic is worth educating yourself on, and this book is an [...]

    4. Very well written and researched. I'd have never thought that kids that go door-to-door selling might be subjects of human trafficking. This book opened my eyes to different forms of human trafficking (some I knew). The saddest part is that the perpetrators rarely get convicted or get convicted for a very short time.The book is easy to read.I wonder if this was the author's dissertation turned into a book? Very well done.

    5. Got this from netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewEnlightening book about a serious problem around the world. Extremely well researched, and organized particularly effectively.

    6. There are more slaves in the world right now than at any other point in history. This is something I've always had strong feelings about but for some reason, nobody seems to talk about it much. I think everyone needs to read this book and realize that this problem is so huge, and shouldn't be ignored any longer.Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco gives us a look at the state of modern slavery in all of its various forms. It discusses the trafficking victims, their traffickers, and the consumers. It talks ab [...]

    7. This was a strong read. I remember a few years ago modern slavery was in the "wind". Making the public more aware of how workers were exploited and not payed their shares of the sold goods. I was helping giving out samples of fairtrade coffee during my confirmation year, but years later it seems we have gotten tired of hearing about this. This book is a reminder that slavery still exist, even though we do not hear about it in the media that much any more.I liked reading this book as it gave a vi [...]

    8. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco begins her account of her reconnaissance mission on human trafficking and modern slavery with a bomb; Namely trafficking in the 21st century is the - not just one, THE! - (probably) most lucrative crime in the world. The risks and penalties are low, the profits are high, if not astronomical. No matter what purpose the trade, or the exploitation of people, the headline goes: I sell an object, it brings profit only once, however, I sell a person and profit theoretically con [...]

    9. Intriguing look at modern human trafficking victims, their abusers and customers.Hidden in Plain Sight addresses the many ways to exploit humans to make money. It includes those forced into prostitution, paid little for domestic work or to work on produce and cocoa farms, and coerced into solicitation crews. Sexual victims are typically not kidnapped but instead coerced by the trafficker (aka pimp) to join his stable. The pimp provides for basic human needs for the victim. If the victim is poor, [...]

    10. I was provided an ARC from NetGalley. So this book is about trafficking, in all its many twisted forms. This is actually a topic that I am familiar with and have research in the past. I have seen several documentaries on the topic also, but there were definitely topics in here that were totally new to me as well.From child exploitation, to commercial sex tourism, to door to door labor trafficking, to Backpage and immigrant exploitation, this author really covered the whole gamut of ways and mean [...]

    11. Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millenium is a real eye opener. There is so much information on the victims, the criminals, the consumers, and the part of the legislation and law enforcement that deals with these various elements. As citizens, we need to be better informed, ask questions from our representatives, and put pressure on them to introduce legislation that would really help the victims of human trafficking and enslaved workers. Above all though, we are responsible t [...]

    12. NetGalley provided ARC.This was a well researched discussion on human trafficking. The author was knowledgeable and provided substantial back up documentation and reference to all the different aspects of human trafficking. The information presented was quite disturbing and I was left with a feeling of helplessness about what can be done about this issue. There seems to be no effective way to disrupt the vast system of human trafficking in the world today. Lots of information presented but no so [...]

    13. Judging by the latest news stories and popular headlines, human trafficking is a 21st century phenomenon. However, it is not new. The neoteric volume of stories and the realization that human trafficking is perpetuated by superficial desires begs for a solution. What is the answer? Where do we begin to prevail against this modern form of slavery? Enter Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, a Ph.D. from George Mason University, and Hidden In Plain Sight. Cleverly revealing the clandestine world of trading [...]

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