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Quiz: How much do you know about human trafficking?

Men, women and children around the world have become the victims of human trafficking. They're forced to labor in sweatshops, mines, fields or homes, or they're pushed into prostitution on the street and in brothels. Are you informed about this terrible crime?

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  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the federal police force of Canada. The Mounties, as its members are called, enforce federal laws throughout Canada and provincial laws in all provinces except Ontario and Quebec. See more »

  • Sabotage

    Sabotage, willful obstruction, damage, or destruction carried out to further some economic, military, political, or personal objective. See more »

  • Scotland Yard
    Scotland Yard

    Scotland Yard, the common name for the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police Force and, especially, its Criminal Investigation Department (CID). See more »

  • Search Warrant
    Search Warrant

    Search Warrant, in United States law, a document signed by a judge that permits officers of the law to search the home or other premises of a specified person for evidence relating to a crime. See more »

  • Secret Police
    Secret Police

    Secret Police, police who operate secretly and are used for political purposes. See more »

  • Sedition

    Sedition, speech, writing, or other action that promotes disrespect for or resistance to the government. See more »

  • Sexual Harassment
    Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment, in law. In general, there are two types of sexual harassment. See more »

  • Sheriff

    Sheriff, in the United States, a public official, usually elected, who is in charge of law enforcement in a county (or parish). See more »

  • Smuggling

    Smuggling, importing and exporting illegally. Smuggling is likely to develop whenever and wherever governments charge high tariffs, or customs duties, on goods entering or leaving a country, or prohibit or greatly restrict trade in any goods. See more »

  • Stalking

    Stalking, in law, the willful, malicious, and repeated following and harassing of one individual by another. See more »

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