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Punishing young offenders: perceptions and practices

Grant number: 19/27208-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology
Principal Investigator:Marcos César Alvarez
Grantee:Gabriel Augusto de Carvalho Sanches
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07923-7 - Center of the Study of Violence - NEV/USP, AP.CEPID


The research aims to identify and analyses the perceptions and punishment practices of young offenders in São Paulo since the advent of the law that regulate court involved youth (Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente - ECA). In addition to knowledge about the literature on this subject, the project will collect documentation information from the CASA Foundation - the records of inmate adolescents. Along with this collection, electronic database will be organized in order to generate subsidies for quantitative and qualitative analysis. The project will also seek to identify the main surveys already conducted by research agencies and even the press regarding perceptions about punishment of young offenders. The research is part of NEV-USP's Building Democracy Daily: Human Rights, Violence and Institutional Trust (CEPID-FAPESP) research, on the axis Analysis of social representations and discourses on security policies, violence, human rights and democracy.

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