Module 2, Discussion 1

Module2, Discussion 1

  1. Locate and post a cited direct quotation about how human trafficking works.

Isearched the website to get a quotation. First, thesearch process began by keying in the term, “How human traffickingworks”. I got a journal of international affairs and the directquote I got from the journal is, “Once migration and concomitantremittances start in a community, smuggling can take on a momentum ofits own (Neumann 44).” This quotation explains explicitly howtrafficking occurs.

  1. Locate and post a cited direct quotation about at least one cause of human trafficking

Inthis journal, there was also a citation that highlighted the causesof human trafficking. The quote was, “Diaspora Somalis transfer agreat deal of legitimate money to family members back in Somaliathrough organizations such as al-Barakat because there is no officialbanking system in the country, and militant groups like al-Shabaabuse this flow of money as camouflage for their own financialtransactions.” This is an indication that terrorism is one cause ofhuman trafficking. Additionally, there is aspect of poverty as themoney got from human trafficking is sent to families for theirsustenance (Neumann 49).

  1. Post at least one question that you have about the process of researching or of creating citations (not about issues related to human trafficking) for another classmate to answer in a student response to you.

Whiledoing my search and getting the quotes, one question came up. Ininstances where I find a quotation in a journal or a book, do I citethe original source of quotation, or do I cite the book or journal Ifound the quote in?


Therewas a student who asked: ‘When should one quote a source directly?’I would say that one needs to only incorporate quotes in instanceswhere they are able to support their arguments directly (Ballenger117). During such times, there should be avoidance of very longquotations as much as possible. Long quotations are known to distractthe readers and they might end up making them stop reasoning. Suchquotations must just be from primary sources.

Whatkinds of things should be cited?

Thiswas the second question that was raised in class. Citations involveall types of direct quotations as well as facts and ideas that areemployed in a study and are mostly considered not to be generalknowledge (McNee et al., 3). The unusual facts should be part of anycitations as it appreciates the works done previously by otherauthors and bring to light where the researcher is reading from andwhat the information means.


Ballenger,Bruce. Thecurious researcher: A guide to writing research papers.Longman, 2009.

McNee,Sean M., et al. &quotOn the recommending of citations for researchpapers.&quot Proceedingsof the 2002 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work.ACM, 2002.

Neumann,Vanessa. &quotNever Mind The Metrics: Disrupting Human TraffickingBy Other Means.&quot JournalOf International Affairs68.2 (2015): 39-53. BusinessSource Complete.Web. 16 June 2015.