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Fear as a product, continuum as a solution: the role of private companies in the transnational diffusion of zero tolerance policing to Brazil

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Dos Reis Peron, Alcides Eduardo [1] ; Oliveira Paoliello, Tomaz [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Sociol, Ave Prof Luciano Gualberto, 315 Butanta, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Pontifical Catholic Univ Sao Paulo PUC SP, Dept Int Relat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

This paper focuses on the diffusion of zero tolerance policing in Brazil. It argues that the global diffusion of security practices and technologies occurs through a multiplicity of channels operated by private security companies. Based on a multi-sited ethnography of electronic security fairs in Sao Paulo and a discourse analysis of publications distributed in these fairs, the paper discusses how these actors perform a semantic continuum between crime and existential threats. The consolidation of this continuum favors local attempts on the toughening of law enforcement and police intrusiveness, facilitating the marketing of transnational security models and technologies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/24525-3 - Predictive Punishment: The Detecta and the incorporation of Data Mining and Profiling techniques (Big Data) in the practices of Surveillance of the São Paulo Military Police
Grantee:Alcides Eduardo dos Reis Peron
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate