In Brazil, where crime is closely associated with social inequality and failure of the criminal justice system, the police are considered by most to be corrupt, inefficient, and violent, especially when occupying poor areas, and they lack the widespread legitimacy enjoyed by police forces in many nations in the northern hemisphere. This text covers hot-button issues like urban pacification squads, gangs, and drugs, as well as practical topics such as policy, dual civil and military models, and gender relations.

The latest volume in the renowned Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series, Police and Society in Brazil fills a gap in English literature about policing in a nation that currently ranks sixth in number of homicides. It is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, as well as students of international policing.

chapter 1|26 pages

Police and Society in Brazil

ByWesley G. Skogan, Vicente Riccio

part |2 pages

SECTION I The Organization of Brazilian Police

chapter 2|14 pages

The Dual Civil and Military Models for Policing in Brazil

ByLuis Flavio Sapori

chapter 3|12 pages

Hierarchy, Career and Professional Advancement in the Civil Police

ByVicente Riccio, André Zogahib, Janaína Lawall, Mario Aufiero

chapter 5|20 pages

Managing Gender Relations in the Brazilian Police

ByBrazilian Police Ludmila Mendonça Lopes Ribeiro

part |2 pages

SECTION II The Police and Their Problems

chapter 6|14 pages

Police Action and the Drug Business in Brazil

ByPaulo Fraga and Joyce Keli do Nascimento Silva

chapter 7|14 pages

Race, Class and Law Enforcement in Brazil

chapter 8|14 pages

Use of Force and Police Reform in Brazil

chapter 9|16 pages

Gangs, Drugs and Urban Pacification Squads in Rio

ByVicente Riccio, Wesley G. Skogan

chapter 10|14 pages

Community Policing in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

ByRio de Janeiro Vicente Riccio, Marco Aurélio Ruediger, Steven Dutt Ross and Wesley G. Skogan

part |2 pages

SECTION III The Police and Public Policy

chapter 11|16 pages

Professionalizing the Military Police Through Training

ByTraining Vicente Riccio, Marcio Rys Meirelles de Miranda and Angélica Müller

chapter 12|18 pages

Police Reform in Brazil: The Rise and Demise of PRONASCI

ByMarco Aurélio Ruediger