FACTORS SUSTAINING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS by ProQuest

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Factors sustaining human trafficking in the contemporary society were investigated. One hundred and forty participants were used in generating the items that formed the questionnaire. While four hundred participants were used for the main study, seven leading factors were endorsed by majority of the participants as sustaining human trafficking. Psychological implications, aftermath of human trafficking were highlighted and suggestions for salvaging the deplorable situation of human trafficking were made. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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									      FACTORS SUSTAINING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE
                CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY:
              PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS.


                      NWOKE MARY BASIL
                  DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
                 UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA
                  E-Mail: mbnwokeddl@yahoo.com


Abstract
Factors sustaining human trafficking in the contemporary society were
investigated. One hundred and forty participants were used in
generating the items that formed the questionnaire. While four hundred
participants were used for the main study, seven leading factors were
endorsed by majority of the participants as sustaining human
trafficking. Psychological implications, aftermath of human trafficking
were highlighted and suggestions for salvaging the deplorable
situation of human trafficking were made.

Introduction:
Dehumanization of people and lives has taken different forms or
patterns. Human trafficking is an illegal business transaction of
human beings. Human trafficking is the rejuvenation of slave trade.
The exercise is slavery because the traffickers use force, violence,
threats and other forms of coercion to force the victims to work in
any type of engagement against their will. The traffickers control the
freedom and movements of the victims and under duress, force them
to life of servitude; prostitution and beggary.
         European Union Council Directive (2002), on anti-slavery
observes that human trafficking involves men, women, youth,
children and the old. Human trafficking is the act of illegally carrying
or transferring people across the borders. It is a process whereby
human beings are illegally carried out of their homes, tribes, races
and countries to unknown places, where they cannot trace their way
back. Human trafficking is becoming a cankerworm that is eating
into the fabrics of the human rights, which negatively influences
normal physical, social, mental and moral growth and development of
human beings. It is this perplexing thought provoking social ill that
is negating the freed
								
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