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Lethal police force in São Paulo State: a debate review from Brazilian and international experience

Grant number: 17/11824-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2017
Effective date (End): March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Luís Antônio Francisco de Souza
Grantee:Luís Antônio Francisco de Souza
Host Investigator: Manuela Ivone Paredes Pereira da Cunha
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade do Minho (UMinho), Portugal  


The use of lethal force in police actions is one of the greatest chalenges of contemporary Brazil democracy. Since the redemocratization process, the lethal force and violence by police occupy the core of the debate on public security. Although many iniciatives and a hole new researchs stressed concern with the problem, only a few steps are taken to stablish effective accountability on police brutality until this day. In face of the problem, the main concern of this project is providing a review on international scholarship towards new possibilities on the comprheension of persistent violence and the perpectives over controlling its effects. To this, the concern of this project is to underline the international debate over excessive use of force by police, concerning the Portuguese experience as well. (AU)

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