Human Trafficking: A Guide to Detecting, Investigating, and Punishing Modern-Day Slavery

Both of these examples are drawn from real-life human trafficking cases prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Despite the obvious distinctions between the two scenarios and the means used to harm the victims, they share one fundamental feature: both incidents involve defendants who intimidated victims and forced them to work against their will. Such conduct amounts to modern-day slavery, also known as trafficking in persons.