§ 1581 Peonage; obstructing enforcement
§ 1582 Vessels for slave trade
§ 1583 Enticement into slavery
§ 1584 Sale into involuntary servitude
§ 1585 Seizure, detention, transportation or sale of slaves
§ 1586 Service on vessels in slave trade
§ 1587 Possession of slaves aboard vessel
§ 1588 Transportation of slaves from United States
§ 1589 Forced labor
§ 1590 Trafficking with respect to peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or forced labor
§ 1591 Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
§ 1592 Unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of trafficking, peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or forced labor
§ 1593 Mandatory restitution
§ 1593A Benefitting financially from peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons
§ 1594 General provisions
§ 1595 Civil remedy
§ 1595A Civil injunctions
§ 1596 Additional jurisdiction in certain trafficking offenses
§ 1597 Unlawful conduct with respect to immigration documents

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 18 > Part I > Chapter 77

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • foreign commerce: as used in this title , includes commerce with a foreign country. See
  • foreign government: as used in this title except in sections 112, 878, 970, 1116, and 1201, includes any government, faction, or body of insurgents within a country with which the United States is at peace, irrespective of recognition by the United States. See
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: as used in this title in a territorial sense, includes all places and waters, continental or insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, except the Canal Zone. See
  • vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See
  • whoever: include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals. See