Criminology lecturer Dr Roxana Cavalcanti has published her new book A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing. The book examines public experiences of insecurity and the social impacts of security programmes that aim to address violence in Brazil.
The book contributes to the emerging field of southern criminology by engaging with the perils faced by people living in ‘favelas’ in Brazil and critically investigating the discourse of state actors. It combines original ethnographic data with critical analysis to expand understandings of violence and control in urban and postcolonial contexts.
Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to students and scholars in criminology, sociology, cultural studies, social theory and those interested in learning about the social injustices that exists in the Global South.
Dr Cavalcanti is a lecturer in criminology at the University of Brighton and teaches across several modules at the university.
Her research is in the areas of criminology, violence, policing and insecurity. Her previous work has focused on the politics of crime control, justice and human rights, theorising social inequalities relating to class, gender and ethnicity in the context of Brazil. Dr Cavalcanti