What the Research Says

The research is clear. Law enforcement raids like the ones conducted around major sporting events such as the Super Bowl do not work. They only cause harm.

References on harmful anti-trafficking enforcement

Mandate of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls Eliminating discrimination against sex workers and securing their human rights – UN Working Group – November 2023

Over-Policing Sex Trafficking: How U.S. Law Enforcement Should Reform Operations – USC Gould International Human Rights Clinic – November 2021

Californians For Privacy: How the War on Sex Work is Stripping Your Privacy Rights – February 2023

Is There a Constitutional Right to Sex Work? – February 2022

US Government Accountability Office Sex Trafficking-Online Platforms and Federal Prosecutions – June 2021

Report on “Tracing Criminalization: Policing and Prosecution in LA, 2017-2019” – July 2020

Illicit Massage Parlors in Los Angeles County and New York City; Stories from Women Workers – October 2019

Articles/Additional Resources

Super Bowl/Sex Trafficking Myth

Ties between major sporting events and sex trafficking is a myth – November 2023

Pre-report about Consumer Privacy Violations in Prostitution Arrests in California (Video) – December 2022

Super Bowl 2023: Here’s a list of events leading up to the big game in Arizona – October 2022

Sex workers’ rights & decriminalization debate – 2016