Special Issue—Contemporary Issues in Brazilian Criminology

Date01 December 2021
Published date01 December 2021
Subject MatterEditorial
Special Issue—Contemporary
Issues in Brazilian Criminology
Vania Ceccato
This special issue features seven articles among those presented at the workshop “Crime and
Perceived Safety in Brazil” (Crime e Percepc¸a
˜o de Seguranc¸a in Brazil) in Campinas, Brazil, in
December 2019. The special issue reflects an array of themes of contemporary criminology in Brazil,
from homicides and corruption to fear of crime and crime prevention. This special issue reflects the
interdisciplinary character of the workshop with participating researchers from several Brazilian
universities. For a selection of other articles from this workshop, see the second special issue to be
published in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice in 2022.
crime, safety, Brazil, Global South, multidisciplinary
Esta edic¸a
˜o especial apresenta um conjunto de sete artigos apresentados no workshop “Crime e
˜o de Seguranc¸a no Brasil” (Crime and Perceived Safety in Brazil) em Campinas, Brasil em
Dezembro de 2019. A edic¸a
˜o especial reflete uma variedade de temas da criminologia con-
anea do Brasil, que vai desde temas como homic´
ıdios, corrupc¸a
e o medo e prevenc¸a
crime. Esta edic¸a
˜o especial reflete o car´
ater interdisciplinar do encontro com a participac¸a
pesquisadores de v´
arias universidades brasileiras. Note que uma outra selec¸a
˜o de artigos deste
workshop ser´
a publicado no Journal Contemporary Criminal Justice em 2022.
Crime, seguranc¸a, Brasil, Sul Global, multidisciplinar
Why a Special Issue on Brazilian Criminology?
Brazil constitutes an interesting international case study. The country has continental dimensions
and is the most populous country in Latin America (and the sixth most populous globally) with 214
million inhabitants in 2021 (Worldometer, 2021). The country comprises one federal district, 26
states, and 5,570 municipalities. Violence has historically featured in the country’s colonization by
Department of Urban Planning and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Corresponding Author:
Vania Ceccato, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Teknikringen 10A,
Stockholm 100 44, Sweden.
Email: vania.ceccato@abe.kth.se
Criminal Justice Review
ª2021 Georgia State University
Article reuse guidelines:
DOI: 10.1177/07340168211038260
2021, Vol. 46(4) 400–403

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