Violence linked to crime in Brazil and the role of the armed forces in the pursuit of public safety

Violence in Brazil is a structural phenomenon. However, the advance of criminality has been accompanied by an increase in the levels of violence even jeopardizing the territorial integrity and forcing the State to look for the preservation of sovereignty in remote and inhabit spaces. In the last yea...

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Autores Principales: Sampó, Carolina, Troncoso, Valeska
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada 2015
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10654/34680
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Sumario:Violence in Brazil is a structural phenomenon. However, the advance of criminality has been accompanied by an increase in the levels of violence even jeopardizing the territorial integrity and forcing the State to look for the preservation of sovereignty in remote and inhabit spaces. In the last years, the Brazilian security agenda has been focus in the problem of violence related to criminality. In spite of the fact that the problem is presented as mainly urban and it’s concentrated in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, the size and importance of these cities conducted the Executive Power to rethink the role of Armed Forces. In this scenario, Brazil has incorporated different tasks considered as non-conventional to the functions of the Armed Forces as a way of reinforcing public security in these emblematic cities. The main goal of the present work is to describe and analyze Brasil´s situation in terms of violence associated to criminality and the role that the Armed Forces had gained in this scenario.