The Issue Of Human Trafficking

1481 WordsOct 22, 20156 Pages
Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations as the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. Unfortunately, human trafficking is a crime that occurs globally with many men, women, and children being forced to work as laborers and or sex workers. As is the case with many crimes, the statistics regarding human trafficking are sensationalized, making it seem as if it is more prevalent than it actually is. Many tag the Super Bowl as an event that draws large crowds of trafficked people. These reports, though widely believed by the general public, are grossly incorrect. The Super Bowl is estimated to bring in $500 million and 100,000 visitors to Phoenix, Arizona in 2016, according to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, and with that, some say, will be a flood of prostitutes that are being trafficked into the host city. In a trafficking prevention meeting in January of 2011, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated, “The Super Bowl is one of the biggest human trafficking events in the United States.” This comment sparked a frenzy amongst the media, who took his message and ran with it. Abbott is seen as a credible source on this material due to the fact that the Texas legislature created the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force and housed it under the office of the Attorney General. Since the task force was placed under Abbott’s span of control, his credibility shot up as the leader. However,

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