A 2-year research study of Nevada legal and illegal prostitution and sex trafficking reveals human rights violations against women in the Nevada legal brothels. This book explains how the multibillion-dollar illegal sex industry in Las Vegas works. Making connections between legal and illegal prostitution, prostitution and sex trafficking, advertising for prostitution, political corruption, pornography, and organized crime, Farley notes that at the root of it all are the men who insist on the right to rent human beings in prostitution “the johns.” Sex trafficking happens because johns create the demand for it.
Through careful scholarship and documentation, withering analyses, compelling victim commentaries, and a fearless citation of names, places, and policies, this volume must now be considered the new standard of excellence for understanding and responding to this age-old problem that ultimately victimizes us all.
Anthony Marsella, PhD, Professor Emeritus at University of Hawaii, editor of Ethnocultural Aspects of PTSD, published by the American Psychological Association
Melissa Farley confronts legal prostitution, not as an isolated subject, but as a phenomenon that has a devastating impact on the social, political and legal character of Nevada, demonstrating the damage of unquestioned male power and privilege.
Mary W. Stewart Ph.D., Professor and Director of Women’s Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
Finally, here’s a book about sex slavery not just in distant lands but in Nevada, USA. If you’ve wanted to know what really goes on in the sex industry in Las Vegas and nearby Nevada counties, this is an unpleasant but must read.
John Miller, Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University; Ambassador at Large on Modern Day Slavery 2004-2006; Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State 2002-2006; Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking
Dr. Farley’s careful research demystifies the supposed “glamour” in prostitution that rationalizes what is in fact victimization.
Sharon W. Cooper, MD FAAP, Consultant, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine
I investigated child and adult prostitution cases for 20 years as ab FBI Agent in Las Vegas, Nevada. Melissa Farley has presented what all citizens need to know about prostitution, and that is “to seek the Truth and see the total picture.”
Roger Young, Special Agent, FBI, Retired, Reno Nevada
Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections is published by Prostitution Research & Education. All proceeds from the book go to support the work of PRE.