Author : Ejaz Khan
Human trafficking is the business in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or for the extraction of organs or tissues. Human trafficking is a profitable industry, representing an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade, compared to the estimated annual $650 billion for all other illegal international trade.
There are many different estimates of how large the human trafficking and sex trafficking industries are. According to an estimate, 27 million people are in “modern-day slavery” across the globe. In 2008, the U.S. Department of State estimates that 2 million children are exploited by the global commercial sex trade. In the same year, a study classified 12.3 million individuals worldwide as “forced laborers, bonded laborers or sex-trafficking victims.” Approximately 1.39 million of these individuals worked as commercial sex slaves, with women and girls comprising 98%, or 1.36 million, of this population. It is a crime that is very usual in practice in many countries of the world. In any case it is very strongly prohibited by law.
Most of the people don’t think pornography as a crime but recent studies showed its adverse effects that are horrible. It is one of the top most controversial business. It is freedom of expression that is protected by the first amendment to the U.S. constitution. It is considered a form of acting where the actors and actress are involved in either real or fake obscene and explicit scenes in any form of media representation. Many aspects of pornography contribute to its controversial nature. Researches explain that it increases the crimes of rape and sexual abuse in the society. Along with that, it is also harmful for the well-being of the person who watches such obscenities because it can cause sexual dysfunction as well as affect your physical well-being.
Many people have views that prostitution and pornography has many similarties. The only noticeable difference with pornography is that it is filmed and intended to be sold to a larger audience. Most people strongly believe that pornography disgrace women. Many women across the U.S. have even banded together to stop distribution of porn, due to belief that porn is causing more violence and rape incidents among women to occur. Because of horrible effects it is now considered as a severe crime and also the most controversial business of the World.
3. Online Data Leakage
Web usage has become viral now a days. It has many useful aspects along with some bad effects which include increase in the rate of cyber crimes. Online data leakage is one the most important cyber crimes.
Like in real life there are also thieves, spies and secret agents on internet as well. They steal your information and then exploit this information through illegal ways. They sell your important personal data on internet to others. It includes your debit/Credit card info, e-mail addresses, bank account info, passwords, hard drive data and much more very important information. The big tech giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook are found involved in users data spying.
Prostitution is one of the oldest profession as well as most controversial business in the world. It is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations, especially in a promiscuous way, in exchange for payment in money or other things of value.
According to an estimate, the number of full-time equivalent prostitutes in a typical area in the United States is estimated at 23 per 100,000 population (0.023%), of which some 4% were under 18. The length of these prostitutes’ working careers was estimated at a mean of 5 years. In London, estimated that one woman in 35 was working as a prostitute, compared to one in 300. The number of men that have used a prostitute at least once varies widely from country to country, from an estimated low of 9% in the United Kingdom, to a high of 80% in Cambodia.
Prostitution, due to increasing rate of occurrence has become the most important issue. It’s now labeled as a crime in many countries, and has now become a top most priority of all the women rights association all around the world.
5. Fake Documents Making
Another most controversial and worst business is fake documents making. It includes all invalid documents such as fake degree, certificates, passports, ID cards etc. It is very common in many underdeveloped countries where there is no law against it. This is a very severe ethical crime and in some countries there is a law against it too. The main consequence of fake documents making is a rise in crime rate at national as well as international level that is why it is included in this list of most controversial business of the world.
6. Organs Smuggling
Organs smuggling or body parts smuggling is the most unethical and inhuman act. Many countries have laws against it to discourage the persons involved in such shameful act.
7. Cigarette Manufacturing
It is not considered as a crime in many societies but indeed it a crime because cigarette contains such components that are injurious to human beings. There are very few countries where this act is considered as a crime and they have a law against it. Because of its prevalence it is undoubtedly the most controversial business.
8. Drugs Smuggling
The Illegal drug trade is a global black market that is dedicated to the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws. Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws.
Drugs are considered to be a killer for many people. Its smuggling is an unethical act that should have to be condemned at every level. Almost every country have a law in their constitution against this inhuman act, but because of few lapses it is very common and included in our list of 10 Most Controversial Business of The World.
9. Taking Bribe
Taking bribe is an act that supports many illegal activities. It is also not acceptable on ethical basis. Recently, whole businesses have been established where you can get almost any inhumane thing done in return for a heavy bribe. It is also considered as a crime in many countries.
10. Sale of Children
Trafficking of children involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of children for the purpose of exploitation. It’s one of most controversial business and severe crime. It take many forms, including forcing a child into prostitution or other forms of sexual activity or child pornography. It included forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude, the removal of organs, illicit international adoption, trafficking for early marriage, recruitment as child soldiers, for use in begging or as athletes (such as child camel jockeys or football players), or for recruitment for cults.