Narrativas policiais sobre prevenção da violência e juventudes: experiências no Brasil e na Escócia

Translated title of the contribution: Narratives of police officers on youth and violence prevention: experiences in Brazil and Scotland

Fernando Lannes Fernandes, Juliana Correa (Lead / Corresponding author), Fatima Cecchetto

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Abstract

This study analyses the narratives of police officers about violence prevention initiatives in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. To analyse the data, it was used the theoretical-methodological framework of social sciences, informed by the social representations approach. The results show the demand for intervention at an increasingly early stage, aiming at young people from urban peripheral neighbourhoods. “Unstructured family environment”, “social vulnerability” and “involvement with crime” are mentioned as risk factors and reinforce narratives that favour the perspective of negativism and of youth as "social problem" prevail, unifying formulations that are structured by the symbiosis between the role of the state agent and the moral ethos that sustains the discretionary powers of police officers. The study signals the complexity of the interventions, and the disputes around the modes of control and the
production of order in the two contexts analysed. The research suggests for future studies to investigate how the rationality present in the field of public health has been incorporated into public security policies and programs and highlights the risks of reinforcement of stigmatising narratives over poor youth in violence prevention initiatives.
Translated title of the contributionNarratives of police officers on youth and violence prevention: experiences in Brazil and Scotland
Original languagePortuguese
Number of pages22
JournalCiencia e Saude Coletiva
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Prevention
  • Violence
  • Youth
  • Public health
  • Policing

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