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Human Trafficking: Tackling a Main-Street America Problem

By Jerrilyn Singley

Human trafficking is a massive illicit criminal enterprise affecting millions of individuals. Only recently has trafficking begun to receive the attention it deserves, however, there remain many common misconceptions.

One misconception is that human trafficking is only a problem in third-world countries with low economic stability and political social unrest (Tverdova, 2011).

A New Spin on the Oldest Profession: How the Internet has Changed Prostitution

By Terri Galvan, professor at American Public University

The Internet is rapidly changing all aspects of our lives, including one of the oldest professions in the world – prostitution. For an industry that was once largely confined to well-known “strolls,” truck stops, and seedy brothels, technology has allowed for a level of growth that might be admirable if the consequences weren’t so devastating for the victims of sexual exploitation.