Human Trafficking has over 25 different business models or typologies, so there’s a lot to understand.
While victims come from every sex, race, ethnicity, and age, they have one thing in common: vulnerability. Complicating matters, victims of trafficking may not realize they’re being exploited, and aren’t likely to identify themselves specifically as a victim of Human Trafficking.
Typology of Modern Slavery Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States. March, 2017
Potential victims is forced to provide labor or services to contribute to an illegal / illicit business operation such as drug selling, drug smuggling, drug production financial scams, gang activity, etc. Potential victims are also often forced into commercial sex acts in addition to this labor.