Law enforcement and civic groups in Arizona are working to raise public awareness about human trafficking crimes, reports The Arizona Republic.
As differentiated from human smuggling, these crimes involve forcing people against their will to work for others' profit. It could be a prostitute walking the streets for a pimp. It could be a cowering immigrant toiling in a sweatshop in a state of indentured servitude.
The awareness campaign is complicated by the fact that human trafficking is often intertwined with — and hard to distinguish from — the more commonly recognized problems of illegal immigration and prostitution.
Read the full story at AZCentral.com.