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September 10, 2013

New Book, ‘Obsession,’ Coincides with Increase in Trafficking

Sharon Buchbinder’s new book, “Obsession,” discusses a topic that continues to be a growing problem in the United States and around the world: human trafficking. “There are more than 27 million slaves worldwide, according to the United Nations, generating an estimated $32 billion in profits from forced labor, organ harvesting and the soul-destroying, commercial sex industry,” says Buchbinder, an award-winning, multi-genre author. “There are many reasons for the rise in human trafficking, from the desperation of victims living in abject poverty to demand for labor and commercial sex, with traffickers profiting on the misery of men, women and children.” Since 2008, there has been a fourfold increase in U.S. federal prosecution of child sex trafficking, according to a recent report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a national tracking organization.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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