29.2 Deviant behavior at university: Punitive minds and paradigm relations

Wednesday, August 1, 2012: 9:20 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Carmen Gonçalves de SOUZA , Sociology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Cezar Bueno de LIMA , Sociology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Social facts related to the university student behavior were the core aspect of this research. Our questions are directed, in a first moment, to the western and liberal model of political organization, built around a representative democracy, which is characterized by undeniable appeals from media, financial and electoral systems, among many others. In a second moment, however, linked to the first one, the research focus in a possible predominance of political and educating speech that preconizes the existence and the expansion of, hierarchical bureaucratic organizations which intends to legitimate the belief in a superior expertise, monopolized by politicians, scientists, policy, media elites and, mostly, by the law. This paper points out the new socials phenomenon that provides alternatives to the imposition of a prohibitionist paradigm for the solution of conflicts. In an opposite way, this research intends to clarify the effective existence of non-criminalized and community based mechanisms of crime control, actually present on global network ideas. Based on power decentralization principles, participatory democracy and social movements engagement to resolve conflicts, these mechanisms shows up solids alternatives to the determinist belief on a weak and impotent State which was told, for a long time, unable to handle crimes or any social deviant behavior.