9780520285712-0520285719-The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil

The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil

ISBN-13: 9780520285712
ISBN-10: 0520285719
Edition: First
Author: Willis, Graham Denyer
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520285712
ISBN-10: 0520285719
Edition: First
Author: Willis, Graham Denyer
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Willis, Graham Denyer wrote The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil comprising 216 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520285719 and 9780520285712. Since then The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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We hold many assumptions about police work―that it is the responsibility of the state, or that police officers are given the right to kill in the name of public safety or self-defense. But in The Killing Consensus, Graham Denyer Willis shows how in São Paulo, Brazil, killing and the arbitration of “normal” killing in the name of social order are actually conducted by two groups―the police and organized crime―both operating according to parallel logics of murder. Based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork, Willis's book traces how homicide detectives categorize two types of killing: the first resulting from “resistance” to police arrest (which is often broadly defined) and the second at the hands of a crime "family' known as the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). Death at the hands of police happens regularly, while the PCC’s centralized control and strict moral code among criminals has also routinized killing, ironically making the city feel safer for most residents. In a fractured urban security environment, where killing mirrors patterns of inequitable urbanization and historical exclusion along class, gender, and racial lines, Denyer Willis's research finds that the city’s cyclical periods of peace and violence can best be understood through an unspoken but mutually observed consensus on the right to kill. This consensus hinges on common notions and street-level practices of who can die, where, how, and by whom, revealing an empirically distinct configuration of authority that Denyer Willis calls sovereignty by consensus.

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