This article argues that one of the ways to appropriately fight online human trafficking is through governmental regulation of the Dark Web. Specifically, this article argues that a new Attaching Criminal Dark Web Statute is the best method to combat human trafficking because it can incentivize prosecutors to use current human trafficking statutes to prosecute traffickers. This proposal can deter traffickers from enslaving people. Additionally, this article shows the evolution of online human trafficking laws, investigation, and prosecution (Section II); demonstrates why current and proposed laws do not effectively address the online human trafficking issue (Sections III and IV); introduces novel, proposed laws and methods to regulate the Dark Web (Section V); and presents arguments for and against proposals to regulate the Dark Web (V and VI).
Web of Lives: How Regulating the Dark Web Can Combat Online Human Trafficking,
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