For example, a few foreign countries have refugee camps for women attempting to escape the smuggling ‘ring’ and retreat to safety, but there needs to be a greater amount of these ventures implemented to truly make a difference on the human trafficking system. Political science helps law enforcement and ordinary people to understand the influence human trafficking has on society and the severity of it, as well as to explain and understand the influence of government interaction. The final way to demonstrate the view on human trafficking is economics. It would become incredibly easier to understand why women and children are sold into human smuggling ‘rings’ once there is and understanding of the dynamics of poverty and the extent a human would go to acquire wealth (Fels).
Economics also focuses on how land, money, and labor affect how many humans choose to use their basic resources. In many instances, families are forced to sell their children, and women have to make a living through this industry due to the lack of basic human resources provided by most foreign countries. In Vietnam, many women use the trafficking ‘ring’ to make a living, as well as a way to earn independence from even worse situations. In even morally worse situations, families are forced to sell some of their children into the ‘ring’ just to be able to make enough money to feed the rest of their family the next month (Penh). As a slowly increasing abundance of poverty makes itself more apparent, there is an importance to economics in regard to human trafficking ot clarify why the shortage of resources exists in countries where there is a prominence of human trafficking. As the threat of human trafficking travels around the world, it becomes increasingly important to educate the public on this ‘modern slavery’. The steps required to begin to eliminate this crime cannot begin overnight, and they require the participation not only on a governmental level, but also on the part of humans all over the globe.
With such a dangerous threat looming, humankind must make an apparent shift in our behavior towards this crime, even though events throughout history have shown that a shift as monumentous to make is difficult to make. A possible solution to this great problem can be made with the integration of these developments, and human trafficking may eventually join Old Age slavery where it rightfully belongs – the past.