Homicide in São Paulo

An Examination of Trends from 1960-2010

Authors: Manso, Bruno Paes

  • Examines violent crime trends in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Presents an integrated, contextual explanation for homicide trends
  • Provides a unique view into the historical, cultural, and political landscape of São Paulo from 1960-2010
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This volume aims to explain the mechanisms for the “epidemic-like” rise in homicide rates São Paulo, Brazil during the late 20th century as well as their sharp decrease after 2000. The homicide rates increased 900 percent from 1960s-2000, and then dropped relatively quickly to 1970s levels over the next decade. While the author finds the Brazilian military government and rise of para-military police forces to be a major factor in the rise of homicide rates in Brazil, research on violent crime trends has demonstrated that it is generally due to the intersection of many factors (for example changes in policing, social or political structures, availability of weapons, economic influences) rather than a single cause. This work integrates individual, neighborhood, and structural dynamics at play in both the rise and drop in homicide rates, and provides a framework for understanding similar phenomena in other regions, particularly in the developing world. 
This book will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as political science, and international relations, particularly with an interest in South America. The methodology includes both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

About the authors

Bruno Paes Manso, has an Economics degree (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and journalism (PUC-SP). He worked for ten years as a reporter for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. He also served in Veja magazine, Folha da Tarde and Folha de S. Paulo. His is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Violence at USP. He completed his master's degree and doctorate in the department of political science at the University of São Paulo, where he researched the rise and fall of homicides in São Paulo. He is the author of the book The X Man - A story about the soul of the killer SP which won the Premio Vladimir Herzog best book report 2006.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Theory and Methodology—Killers that Evaluate and Act Depending on Context

    Manso, Bruno Paes

    Pages 1-12

  • Characteristics of Homicides in SP

    Manso, Bruno Paes

    Pages 13-25

  • The Beginning of the Increase in Homicides

    Manso, Bruno Paes

    Pages 27-43

  • Homicidal Military Police

    Manso, Bruno Paes

    Pages 45-65

  • Vigilantes—Homicides and Neighborhood Control

    Manso, Bruno Paes

    Pages 67-90

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13164-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homicide in São Paulo
Book Subtitle
An Examination of Trends from 1960-2010
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13165-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13165-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13164-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 189
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 illustrations in colour
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