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A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing

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A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing examines public experiences of insecurity and the social impacts of security programmes that aim to address violence in Brazil. This book contributes to the emerging field of southern criminology by engaging with the perils faced by people living in 'favelas' in Brazil and critically investigating the discourse of state actors. It combines original ethnographic data with critical analysis to expand understandings of violence and control in urban and postcolonial contexts.

This study challenges dominant practices and notions of security and control. Its objective is to decolonise knowledge and shed light on issues relating to policing, coercion, and the great socioeconomic, historical and spatial inequalities that shape the lives of millions of people in the Global South. The findings of this book expose the exacerbation of social problems by the expansion of the penal and crime industry, unsettling the applicability and universalism of mainstream managerial criminology.

The evidence reveals that new modes of securitisation have not addressed long-standing issues of sexism, racism, classism and brutalisation in the police. Moreover, through the increasing use of methods of control and incarceration, security programmes have failed to prevent diverse forms of violence and challenge the expansion of organised crime. Instead they have exacerbated the inequalities that affect the most marginalised populations.

Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to students and scholars in criminology, sociology, cultural studies, social theory and those interested in learning about the social injustices that exists in the Global South.


Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti is a lecturer in criminology at the University of Brighton. She conducts critical research about violence, policing and insecurity. Her previous work has focused on theorising social inequalities relating to class, gender and ethnicity in the context of Brazil, the politics of control, critical theory, justice and human rights.



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Chapter 1: Over, under and through the walls

Chapter 2: Unpacking Security, context and research design

Chapter 3: Southern Criminologies of Violence and Control

Chapter 4: Policing the Poor

Chapter 5: Reforming the system

Chapter 6: Life, crack and violence in the favelas

Chapter 7: Policy and Practice: What is to be done?

Chapter 8: Conclusion


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Titre: A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing
Sous-titre: Governing Insecurity in Urban Brazil
Code EAN: 9780429013379
Protection contre la copie numérique: libre
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 176
Parution: 19.03.2020
Taille de fichier: 8.4 MB