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Paedophilia erotica: a genealogy of the process of criminalization of the pedophilia in Brazil

Grant number: 11/20552-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:Sergio França Adorno de Abreu
Grantee:Herbert Rodrigues
Supervisor abroad: Millicent S. Thayer
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States  


We intend to carry out a genealogy of the process of criminalization of the pedophilia in Brazil, based on analysis of the discursive production on the field of psychiatry and the law, which pedophilia is an object of knowledge and power. The objective is to analyze how child sex abuse has been isolated and classified for the medical-psychiatric and how they form the notions and concepts that define child sex abuse as a crime from the criminal justice discourse. The problem fits precisely in the production of knowledge and objectivity of medical and legal paradoxical about this problem. We intent to analyze documents that form the discourse on child sex abuse in Brazil, such as reports of psychiatrists, legislation and case founded in courts of law to carry out a genealogy that seeks to reconstruct the process of criminalization of pedophilia in Brazil. (AU)

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