• 09.12.

    “Police violence, punishment and race production in Brazil”

    The presentation aims to introduce the main ideas surrounding ongoing research on police violence in Brazil. It starts by presenting the current situation of police violence in Rio de Janeiro, focusing on recent shifts and the specificity of the state in relation to the rest of the country. This serves as a background to present an analytical hypothesis of the criminological meaning of police violence in the country, positing that (1) legal and illegal punishment are just two sides of the same phenomenon; and (2) State violence plays a special role in the (re)production of racial difference as means of disciplining the workforce.