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Violence WorkersPolice Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities$
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Martha Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip Zimbardo

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234468

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234468.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Violence Workers
Author(s):

Martha K. Hugginsv

Mika Haritos-Fatouros

Philip G. Zimbardo

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the theme and coverage of this book, which is about the role of policemen in Brazil as violence workers, torturers, and murderers, and explores how men from Brazil's two main police forces describe their careers, explain police behavior, and justify their violence. It investigates how they came to perpetrate atrocity and describes the personal consequences of their complicity with the official program of state-sponsored violence that they may have carried with them all these years.

Keywords:   policemen, Brazil, violence workers, torturers, murderers, police behavior, state-sponsored violence

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