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SILVA, Ana Paula da and GRUPO DAVIDA et al. Prostitutes, victims of trafficking and moral panics: an analysis of how facts are produced in research regarding "trafficking of human beings". Cad. Pagu [online]. 2005, n.25, pp. 153-184. ISSN 0104-8333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-83332005000200007.
A growing sense of moral panic regarding the trafficking of human beings has led to a situation in which the agents who deal with this theme often transform accusations into analytical categories in their attempts to offer solid information regarding the phenomenon. Here, we will analyze a recently published article in this field. We will attempt to recover and problematize its original sources and show how contradictory data are transformed into facts in a process of knowledge production were political militancy becomes confused with scientific research
Keywords : Trafficking of Human Beings; Prostitution; Brazil; Moral Panic.