Trafficking and Moral Panic

 

Video: Source The Stats
This student video portrays the statistical inconsistencies in regard to trafficking (private-contact us for password).

Archival

NEW THREATS OR OLD STEREOTYPES? THE REVIVAL OF ‘TRAFFICKING’ AS A DISCOURSE Fiona David (December 1999)

““Trafficking” is, and has been for over 100 years, a site of conflict over competing sexual values, a conflict that intersects with considerations of race, international relations and of course, gender.”

Trafficking: return of the ‘white slavery’ scare? Brendan O’Neill (January 2008)

Exposed: the myth of the World Cup ‘sex slaves’ by Bruno Waterfield (February 2007)

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Would Send FBI Agents on Trail of Pimps 
by Jerry Markon
(November 2007)

Enslaved by Definition (January 2008) Joel Brinkley

Human Trafficking Evokes Outrage, Little Evidence-U.S. Estimates Thousands of Victims, But Efforts to Find Them Fall Short Jerry Markon (September 2007)

Trafficking: return of the ‘white slavery’ scare
 Brendan O’Neill (January 2008)

About Human Trafficking by Professor Ronald Weitzer
“As recently as fifteen years ago, the term “human trafficking” was virtually absent from public discourse. Today, it is all the rage, and a huge amount of taxpayer money has been spent fighting it.” Huffington Post (August 24, 2011)