Chapter

Violent Lives

Martha K. Hugginsv, Mika Haritos-Fatouros and Philip G. Zimbardo

in Violence Workers

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780520234468
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928916 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0002
Violent Lives

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This chapter describes the lives of four emblematic police torturers and murderers in Brazil during crucial periods in the thirty years from 1957 to 1987, explaining that each violent life represents a different generation of police work, with two among the four from the military government generation. It provides a documentary picture of some of the men who carried out atrocities in Brazil over a thirty-five-year period and explains how these violence workers manage the secrecy of their atrocities.

Keywords: police torturers; police murderers; Brazil; violent life; police work; atrocities; violence workers

Chapter.  4332 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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