2017
DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232017229.11492017
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O fenômeno da violência no Brasil e na América Latina: diversas abordagens teórico-metodológicas

Abstract: The publication of a special issue on the theme of violence in the Ciência & Saúde Coletiva journal reflects the scale of the phenomenon of violence in our Latin American reality as a cause of suffering and pain among children, adolescents, the elderly, women and men. Violence is one of the leading groups of causes of death and injury in the population and has an impact on decelerating the increase in life expectancy in our countries. In addition, the articles show that the researchers are aware of this realit… Show more

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“…When high rates of violence and crime emerge, these may indicate a certain degree of social breakdown, as they produce direct effects on human well-being, economic growth, and on the social development of regions, countries and their societies (González, 2017). Violence is among the main causes of death and injuries in the region (Morais and Gomes, 2017), in fact, homicide rates are equated to epidemic levels (Chinchilla, in press). Violence is a widespread issue throughout Latin American countries and there is a large wealth of specialized sources that analyze this issue, both historically and contemporarily.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…When high rates of violence and crime emerge, these may indicate a certain degree of social breakdown, as they produce direct effects on human well-being, economic growth, and on the social development of regions, countries and their societies (González, 2017). Violence is among the main causes of death and injuries in the region (Morais and Gomes, 2017), in fact, homicide rates are equated to epidemic levels (Chinchilla, in press). Violence is a widespread issue throughout Latin American countries and there is a large wealth of specialized sources that analyze this issue, both historically and contemporarily.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In 2017, two scientific journals prepared special issues dedicated on violence in Latin America. Cieˆncia & Sau´de Coletiva gathered 30 articles with various methodological approaches to study the subject as a complex phenomenon that implies historical, social, political, economic, cultural, psychological and biological aspects (Morais and Gomes, 2017). Crime, Law and Social Change sought to rethink aspects related to: organized crime, collective violence and insecurity, stability, political order, the real politics of crime and violence, the collapse of legality, the power of informal institutions, 'crimilegal orders', and criminalized electoral politics (Schultze-Kraft, Chinchilla and Moriconi, in press).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%