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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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Locating Torturers and Murderers

Locating Torturers and Murderers

(p.29) Chapter 3 Locating Torturers and Murderers
Violence Workers

Martha K. Hugginsv

Mika Haritos-Fatouros

Philip G. Zimbardo

University of California Press

This chapter lays out the strategies for locating and interviewing the Brazilian policemen who had carried out state-sponsored atrocities, discussing the scope and characteristics of the study sample, along with the methodological challenges associated with studying police in general and police atrocity perpetrators in particular. It describes the violence worker demographics and explains the interview procedures with the imprisoned subjects, also discussing the strategy for making the interviewees admit their involvement in violence work.

Keywords:   Brazilian policemen, state-sponsored atrocities, police atrocity, violence worker demographics, study sample

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