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From criminal innovation to the social costs of punishment: study of an alternative sanctions' center for women only

Grant number: 16/19259-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): January 06, 2017
Effective date (End): January 05, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law - Public Law
Principal researcher:Maira Rocha Machado
Grantee:Carmen Silvia Fullin
Supervisor abroad: Alvaro Penna Pires
Home Institution: Escola de Direito de São Paulo (DIREITO GV). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:15/00738-5 - Punished whilst free: a study of an Alternative Sanctions' Center for Women only, BP.PD


Numerous studies have shown the inability of alternative sanctions to reduce incarceration and, above all, overcome the tough punitive imaginary still strongly anchored on the assumption that the real criminal penalty is imprisonment. In dialogue with such reflections, Alvaro Pires and the researchers from the Chaire de Recherche en Traditions Juridiques et Rationalité Pénale (University of Ottawa) through an original epistemological perspective, developed an interpretive key - the theory of modern penal rationality - the styling be cognitive obstacles to the implementation of innovations in criminal matters. In addition to this, another axis of empirical consolidated important reflection and theory by Professor Pires in his studies of punishment lies in conclusions about the unequal distribution of the social costs of the criminal stigma experienced by certain groups of individuals.Combined, these two interpretative lines create, in our view, new and fruitful analytical possibilities of the empirical material collected for my post-doctoral research, in progress, about Alternative Sanctions' Center for Women/SP.The stage of research to be developed at Chaire de Recherche en Traditions Juridiques et Rationalité Pénale (University of Ottawa) aims to work collectively with its researchers in verifying the validity of their conceptual tools when applied to the observation of an empirical niche by they have not yet explored, and that is the focus of this research: the implementation of community work alternative punishment applied to women.

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