Publication Date

Spring 2006

Document Type



Criminology and Criminal Justice | International and Area Studies | International Relations | Peace and Conflict Studies | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance


This is a cursory, introductory level paper. It does not intend to be exhaustive.


This paper briefly examines the modern practice of slavery. It attempts to demonstrate that slavery is a larger problem than most understand, does exist in the United States, and will outline some effective means to combat it.