Police and society in Brazil

Vicente Riccio, Wesley G Skogan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages205
ISBN (Electronic)9781498769068
ISBN (Print)9781498769037
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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