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Policing, relationship of authority and legitimacy by the state of São Paulo civil and military police

Grant number: 17/04428-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Sergio França Adorno de Abreu
Grantee:Giane Silvestre
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07923-7 - Center of the Study of Violence - NEV/USP, AP.CEPID


This research proposal intends to investigate authority relations in two police institutions in the State of São Paulo - military and civilian - and their impact on police self-legitimacy in the current democratic period, as well as how police services are performed. The intention is to investigate how public security policies, formulated at the governmental level (including the top of the police institutions) affect the daily life of police officers and their self-legitimacy. The research will focus on organizational differences and similarities between the two police institutions, noting things like hierarchical structure, selection and training of staff, disciplinary codes, and forms of institutional control, efficiency criteria, and authority classes between institutional members. The research will make use of qualitative and quantitative methods, seeking, whenever possible, comparative approaches between State of São Paulo police institutions, those of other states in Brazil and/or other countries. (AU)

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GISI, BRUNA; GARCIA-SANCHEZ, EFRAIN; CRUZ, FERNANDA NOVAES; SILVESTRE, GIANE; DE JESUS, MARIA GORETE MARQUES. The exercise of authority during interactions in custody hearings in Sao Paulo (Brazil): Building legitimacy through exclusion. PUNISHMENT & SOCIETY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PENOLOGY, v. 25, n. 3, p. 18-pg., . (17/04428-6, 13/07923-7, 19/09663-9)
BRUNA GISI; GIANE SILVESTRE. Expectativas desencaixadas: o problema da construção da autolegitimidade entre policiais militares. Soc. estado., v. 35, n. 3, p. 885-908, . (17/04428-6, 13/07923-7, 17/04103-0)

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