The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts: Part One: Lenses Part Two: Social and Political Order Part Three: Legacies Part Four: Problems and Problematics. By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.

Policing by and for Women in Brazil and Beyond

Policing by and for Women in Brazil and Beyond

Policing by and for Women in Brazil and Beyond
Sarah Hautzinger

An old man stands, facing the corner in a specialized woman's police station in Salvador da Bahia, northeast Brazil. He has been there for over two hours now, and below his ragged shorts his deep brown legs and feet are now visibly quivering in their rubber flip-flop sandals. Understanding why he has been ordered to stand there, as with any ethnographic datum, requires layers of contextualization. It's clear to the two policewomen attending them that his wife, now sobbing hysterically at the table with the police officer, is an unlikely candidate to ‘successfully’ register a criminal complaint for the blows she reports she's taken. First, they ...

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