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Democracy and accountability: strategies of external control on São Paulo State Military Police, 1989-2007

Grant number: 08/02624-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2009
Effective date (End): October 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Luís Antônio Francisco de Souza
Grantee:João Marcelo Maciel de Lima
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


The end of Military Regime in 1985 and the new Federal Constitution of Brazil in 1988 meant the important break through in relation to protection of Human Rights and routinization of judicial institutions. The Brazil redemocratization nevertheless was not enough to society and civil governments have effective control on use of force by police institutions nor have concealed transparency to the public security activities. To the contrary, datas seems to show that the use unlawful, arbitrary and excessive of force, mainly letal force, is one of the greatest problems of security in the country today. It is in this context that the present project intends to analize the accountability consolidates strategies and the new experiencies on Military Police in São Paulo State between 1989 and 2007. For that, it will be analizeds the instruments for internal affaires and external control over police institutions in face of national and international bibliography related to police and institucional control. the research intends, also, to evaluate the impact of these policies over the deaths in police work, mainly Military Police. The research starts from the assumption that is possible reduce de number of death in police action by means of a compreensive analisys of risk and the public policies that enhance the control over police institutions.

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LIMA, João Marcelo Maciel de. Democracia e accountability: violência policial e práticas de controle sobre a Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências. Marília Marília.

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