After 33 people were arrested for trafficking at the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Professor Amy Farrell commented on the high volume of human trafficking during the Super Bowl, the World Cup, the Olympics, and other major events. Farrell, whose research primarily focuses on hate crimes and human trafficking, explained that exploitation often occurs at events that draw large, out-of-town crowds. However, it is important to note that exploitation is not only an issue at these big events–exploitation occurs during everyday, lower-profile events as well. We can use large scale events, like Super Bowl, to help raise public awareness of a bigger issue. Read more on Farrell’s thoughts on sex trafficking and labor trafficking on News@Northeastern.
Please activate some Widgets.