From Street Patrols to Police Pacification Unit Raids: Ferguson, Favelas, and a Comparative Look at Policing in Brazil and the United States

When:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:

Description:

Professor Isis Aparecida Conceica of the University of São Paulo joins UConn Law Professors Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Jamelia Morgan to present "From Street Patrols to Police Pacification Unit Raids: Ferguson, Favelas, and a Comparative Look at Policing in Brazil and the United States." 

This event addresses the following topics: 

  • The role of police in Brazilian and American society;
  • How the role of police in society has changed over time; and
  • How law facilitates violence against historically marginalized groups in low-income communities of color in Brazil, which often face the brunt of police violence as part of efforts to reclaim territories. 

In this discussion, particular focus will be paid to the Police Pacification Units established in Rio de Janeiro in 2008 - with comparisions made to policing in low-income communities of color in the United States - and pathways toward positive and transformative change.

This event is part of the "Race and Gender in a Global Context" event series.

Contact:

Jamelia Morgan, Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Glass Scholar

 

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