Amy Farrell Associate Director and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice email@example.com 617.373.7439 Expertise Class and Gender, Courts, Discretion and the Criminal Justice System, Human Trafficking, Law and Society, Police Practices, race Amy Farrell in the Press WGBH ‘Working like a slave’: Why human trafficking in restaurants is underreported Amy Farrell, director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, said if regulators spent more time listening to workers and focusing on lower-level crimes, they could stop exploitation before it develops into trafficking. Human trafficking statistics: Politicians love them though they remain imprecise Amy Farrell, co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab at Northeastern University, has studied the flaws in the FBI data-collection system on human trafficking. State and local officials often misclassify trafficking cases, leading to chronic underreporting. Fox 10 Rise in labor trafficking abuse found across many US industries, study says The study, which is the first to explore and focus on labor trafficking victimization among U.S. citizens, was conducted by researchers from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Police crackdowns on illicit massage businesses pose harms to the women they aim to help Other advocates say that further law enforcement intervention would do more harm, pointing to past efforts to police brothels that generally end with women — usually, women of color — in jail cells. Amy Farrell, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston, says society would be better served targeting the […] She Was Sex Trafficked At 14 — Then Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison “Police officers and jurors and judges don’t come from Mars,” said Amy Farrell, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University who co-authored the study. “The dominant American model of sex trafficking is coming from the movie ‘Taken.’ It isn’t surprising that’s the schema people are walking around with.” The Florida spa raids were aimed at men, but women paid a far steeper price “This is a situation where law enforcement has egg all over their face. Somebody’s got to go down for this. And it’s going to be the women,” said Amy Farrell, a criminologist who studies sex trafficking at Northeastern University. “That’s what happens in these cases. There’s a huge political pressure to prosecute somebody and at […] Yahoo! Why Seattle is scoring victories against labor traffickers Farrell, the Northeastern criminologist, says a key need is to train and motivate other government agencies – like licensing and inspection officials who visit farms or restaurants – so they can give more tips to law enforcement. “Labor trafficking cases are so hard to see in many ways, that it really takes people being trained […] PBS Human trafficking: A crime hard to track proves harder to fight It is instead the working conditions of trafficking victims, often invisible to the public and law enforcement, which qualifies their situation as trafficking. Many victims enter the U.S. legally on an H-2 visa, which enables employers to bring immigrants into the country on a temporary basis to fill jobs. As Amy Farrell, a professor of […] Pacific Standard Our very real problem with human trafficking Trafficking laws in the U.S. are still new: They’ve existed for only 15 years. And definitions of trafficking can be difficult to interpret. Federal and state trafficking laws are generally about the denial of a person’s liberty, but what exactly does that mean? The criminologists Amy Farrell and Rebecca Pfeffer (from Northeastern University and the […] WGBH Report: New England industries ‘ripe’ for human trafficking New England’s agriculture, resort and hospitality industries are ripe for labor trafficking and the exploitation of immigrants, according to a study released Monday by Northeastern University and the Urban Institute. At a busy outdoor café on an ordinary day, Northeastern criminal law professor Amy Farrell explains how labor human trafficking takes place unnoticed. “Unless someone […] Amy Farrell for Northeastern Global News Disrupting human trafficking in U.S. agriculture by focusing on the supply chain Disrupting human trafficking in U.S. agriculture by focusing on the supply chain Northeastern researchers are hoping to disrupt human trafficking in US agriculture with an unusual approach: They are focused on the victims. Human trafficking in the US is a much bigger problem than we think Human trafficking in the US is a much bigger problem than we think New research shows that obstacles at various reporting levels have resulted in crime statistics that are much lower than reality. Northeastern University, New England Coalition Against Trafficking host conference on the warning signs of human trafficking Northeastern University, New England Coalition Against Trafficking host conference on the warning signs of human trafficking The first step to fighting human trafficking is the ability to spot when it’s happening. But identifying someone who is caught in the web of a trafficking scheme requires an eye for nuanced details, says Amy Farrell, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern who studies human trafficking. Human trafficking happens every day in the US. Why do we hear about it only at the Super Bowl? Human trafficking happens every day in the US. Why do we hear about it only at the Super Bowl? It's a phenomenon that happens year after year. As hundreds of thousands of football fans flood into designated cities across the United States in anticipation of the Super Bowl, ranks of human traffickers bring sex- and labor-workers to meet the demands of the crowds, says Amy Farrell, an associate professor at Northeastern who studies human trafficking. Can data help make racial profiling by police a thing of the past? Can data help make racial profiling by police a thing of the past? Jack McDevitt, who directs the Institute on Race and Justice, is leading a study of police stops and searches in Douglas County, Kansas. Study finds human trafficking is judged unevenly by law, public Study finds human trafficking is judged unevenly by law, public Researchers found that laws that invested in fiscal and human resources increased human trafficking arrests and prosecutions. After Ferguson, building police-community trust After Ferguson, building police-community trust In the wake of last year’s deadly shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as other events in which the police’s use of force has been questioned, is policing in America facing a legitimacy crisis? And if so, what do we do about it? Amy Farrell, an associate professor in the School of […] Understanding Ferguson Understanding Ferguson An interdisciplinary panel of Northeastern University professors convened on Wednesday night to discuss the factors that contributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Ferguson, Missouri. The hidden world of labor trafficking The hidden world of labor trafficking A new study conducted by Northeastern University in collaboration with the Urban Institute examined the comprehensive state of labor trafficking networks in the U.S. Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort On Monday at Northeastern, Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May served as the keynote speaker during a panel discussion focusing on combating human trafficking and modern slavery.