Gilbreth column: Human trafficking is close to home
When people think about societal problems, they usually think of crime, poverty, substance abuse, the burgeoning and undertreated mental health crisis in addition to a host of other ailments. In the world of crime, we’re prone to thinking of all sorts of things. For most folks, though, sex crimes aren’t necessarily high on the list, although obviously rape is major concern that at one time used to be considered a capital offense.
Technically, “the world’s oldest profession” (prostitution) is illegal throughout most of the country, but a lot of people don’t really get too upset about it as long as no one gets hurt and with the further understanding that consenting adults are involved.