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The female young offenders in conflict with law in the city of Campinas

Grant number: 20/14376-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law - Public Law
Principal Investigator:Fernanda Carolina de Araujo Ifanger
Grantee:Fabia Alessandra Ruiz Martins
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Humanas e Sociais Aplicadas (CCHSA). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


In Brazilian penal system, the number of adult women involved in crime has been increasing greatly in recent years, especially due to the practice of drug trafficking, being that 2000 and 2014, in Brazil, the female incarcerated population grew by 567%, while the male population increased by 220%. The present research aims to verify whether the same situation can be verified in relation to female young offenders in conflict with the law in the city of Campinas, using data collected by the teacher-advisor in analysis of the occurrence bulletins and terms of informal hearing of the young women, among 2016 and 2019. It is important to identify how many offenders teenagers are involved in the illicit practice, what is their age, what is the nature of the act committed, relating to data relating to crimes committed by adult women. It is important to analyze the data referring to teenagers in conflict with the law, in order to understand how female young delinquency manifests itself in Brazil and, especially, in the municipality. It is also intended to identify the nature of the infractions committed by female teenagers in the municipality and search explanations for such involvement, making an analysis between the involvement of women, adolescents and adults, with the practice of illegal conduct, and verify if gender differences have repercussions on illegal practice. This research project will have as methodology for conducting the study the documentary research and the bibliographic review, specifically the analysis of classic books and scientific articles, aiming to deepen the knowledge about the system of accountability of children and teenagers, as well as the woman/adolescent in conflict with the law.

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