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Amy Farrell
Associate Director and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Amy Farrell in the Press

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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
State and regional law enforcement records likely reflect less than 10 percent of trafficking victims in the area, according to new research by Amy Farrell, a Northeastern University professor who studies human trafficking. Photo by iStock

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

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?

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

Understanding Ferguson

Understanding Ferguson

The hidden world of labor trafficking

The hidden world of labor trafficking

Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort

Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort