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Coercion

Statutory Law

22 U.S.C. § 7102(2) (2010) (Title 22: Foreign Relations and

Intercourse—Chapter 78:  Trafficking Victims Protection)

In this division:
   (2) Coercion. The term "coercion" means—
      (A) threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person;
      (B) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or
      (C) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process.