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Locating Torturers and Murderers

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/9780520234468.003.0004
Locating Torturers and Murderers

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This chapter lays out the strategies for locating and interviewing the Brazilian policemen who had carried out state-sponsored atrocities, discussing the scope and characteristics of the study sample, along with the methodological challenges associated with studying police in general and police atrocity perpetrators in particular. It describes the violence worker demographics and explains the interview procedures with the imprisoned subjects, also discussing the strategy for making the interviewees admit their involvement in violence work.

Keywords: Brazilian policemen; state-sponsored atrocities; police atrocity; violence worker demographics; study sample

Chapter.  4670 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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