Police and Society in Brazil

Vicente Riccio, Wesley G. Skogan

October 2, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 206 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498769037 - CAT# K29280
Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

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Features

  • Unique book on Brazilian policing, first one published in English
  • Thorough coverage of diverse states in Brazil
  • Useful in a comparative analysis of policing in South America
  • Edited by world-renowned criminal justice scholars

Summary

In Brazil, where crime is closely associated with social inequality and failure of the criminal justice system, the police are considered by most to be corrupt, inefficient, and violent, especially when occupying poor areas, and they lack the widespread legitimacy enjoyed by police forces in many nations in the northern hemisphere. This text covers hot-button issues like urban pacification squads, gangs, and drugs, as well as practical topics such as policy, dual civil and military models, and gender relations.

The latest volume in the renowned Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series, Police and Society in Brazil fills a gap in English literature about policing in a nation that currently ranks sixth in number of homicides. It is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, as well as students of international policing.

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