Use of force and police reform in Brazil

Wesley G Skogan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Th e role of crime and justice policies in solidifying modernizing trends in newly democratic nations is well understood by students of Latin American politics, for therein lies some of the most visible challenges to the success of democratizing forces. Especially by the end of the twentieth century, violence fueled by urbanization, inequality, small arms trafficking, and the drug trade threatens to undermine fledgling democracies that find themselves hardpressed to reform authoritarian police organizations in the face of demands that something drastic be done about crime and corrupt relationships between politicians and organized criminals (Koonings and Kruijt 2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolice and Society in Brazil
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages121-133
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781498769068
ISBN (Print)9781498769037
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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