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The Management of Violence on the Periphery of São Paulo

Conference organized in collaboration with the International Centre for Comparative Criminology and the presented by M. Gabriel Feltran at the Universiy of Montreal

Author(s) : Gabriel de Santis Feltran


This seminar was organized in collaboration with the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) at the Université de Montréal
 
Gabriel Feltran discussed his work on the management of violence in the suburban areas on the periphery of São Paulo.

In particular he looked at the role played by the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital), the main criminal faction in the State of São Paulo, in managing violence in the cities’ slum areas and out-lying neighborhoods. In its interactions with the community, and with the police and lawyers (through corruption, threats, etc.), the PCC has succeeded in controlling, and lowering, the extent of violence in those parts of São Paulo.

Gabriel de Santis Feltran is a Professor of Sociology at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) and the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP). He received a Doctor of Social Sciences by the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with a Ph.D. at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Professor Feltran is currently researching the transformations in social and political dynamics of urban outskirts in Brazil, focusing on collective action and the "world of crime" in Sao Paulo.