2020
DOI: 10.1590/dados.2020.63.4.220
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Neither Hero nor Villain: The Determinants of Confidence in the UPP Police

Abstract: In this article we analyze the determinants of confidence in the Police Pacification Units ( Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora – UPPs). During their existence (2008-2018), “pacification” was represented by the media as an institutional hybrid which moved between two extremes. The police were either presented as heroes, whom people wanted to guarantee the end of shootings and ensure security in areas previously marked by violence, or as villains, rejected because of the lethality of their actions and the arbitra… Show more

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“…Most of the vast scholarship on the pacification project in Rio centers on reducing shootouts as the crucial variable for creating trust in the police (Cano, Borges, and Ribeiro 2012; Ribeiro and Vilarouca, 2020; Zaluar and Barcellos, 2013). Another variable often highlighted is the rather placative social projects many UPP commanders started in pacified favelas , such as soccer practice with children.…”
Section: Like In “Real” Societymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Most of the vast scholarship on the pacification project in Rio centers on reducing shootouts as the crucial variable for creating trust in the police (Cano, Borges, and Ribeiro 2012; Ribeiro and Vilarouca, 2020; Zaluar and Barcellos, 2013). Another variable often highlighted is the rather placative social projects many UPP commanders started in pacified favelas , such as soccer practice with children.…”
Section: Like In “Real” Societymentioning
confidence: 99%