Marginalised youth, violence and policing: a qualitative study in Recife, Brazil

Cavalcanti, R.P. 2019. Marginalised youth, violence and policing: a qualitative study in Recife, Brazil. in: Tsekeris, C. and Stylianoudi, L. (ed.) Youths in Challenging Situations: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Routledge.

Chapter titleMarginalised youth, violence and policing: a qualitative study in Recife, Brazil
AuthorsCavalcanti, R.P.
EditorsTsekeris, C. and Stylianoudi, L.
Abstract

Few studies have examined the relations between urban marginalised youth and the public security system in the northeast of Brazil. This article addresses this gap in the literature through an examination of youth perceptions of a security programme aimed at reducing violence. It also analyses the effects of this security program by interrogating the hegemonic discourses of state-actors in the region, namely, agents of the criminal justice system. The analysis draws on ethnographic data collected between 2012 and 2016 in Recife, the capital city of the state of Pernambuco in the northeast of Brazil. This approach permits an examination of the nature of new security interventions, and a comparison between two distinct narratives about this new securitisation agenda. One overarching narrative focuses on young people’s vulnerabilities, the other on claims of successful securitisation. An analysis of these
narratives widens understandings of the effects and risks of security interventions, contributing to a debate about their impact on young people’s lives and society at
large.

KeywordsPolicing; Violence; Young people; Brazil; Social justice
Book titleYouths in Challenging Situations: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Year2019
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published31 Aug 2018
Published in print2019
ISBN9781138616554
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Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/Youths-in-Challenging-Situations-International-and-Interdisciplinary-Perspectives/Tsekeris-Stylianoudi/p/book/9781138616554

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