Women's Police Stations: Gender, Violence, and Justice in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Women's Police Stations examines the changing and complex relationship between women and the state, and the construction of gendered citizenship, using women's police stations in Sao Paulo. These are police stations run exclusively by police women for women with the authority to investigate crimes against women such as domestic violence, assault and rape. Sao Paulo was the home of the first such police station, and there are now more than 250 women's police stations throughout Brazil. Cecilia MacDowell Santos examines the ...

Women's Police Stations: Gender, Violence, and Justice in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2005, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312240219

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