Use of force and police reform in Brazil

Wesley G. Skogan*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781498769068
ISBN (Print)9781498769037
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Social Sciences


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