What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the second largest criminal activity and the fastest growing crime. Human trafficking occurs when a person compels someone else through force, fraud, or coercion to engage in a commercial or sex act. While no one knows with certainty the exact number of human trafficking victims, we do know that this crime can happen anywhere and is happening everywhere in the world. Children around the world are victims, including children in Alabama, USA.
It is not a new idea in practice; however, it is a new concept to the law. In the United States, the first federal law that made this activity a crime was passed in the year 2000. In Alabama, the first state law against human trafficking was passed in 2010.