Democratization of the Brazilian Criminal Justice System (CJS)? an Analysis Abaut the Perception of Female Participation in Drug Trafficking Crime in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:10
Location: Seminar 52 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Tacyana LOPES, A doctoral student in Sociology from the UFMG, Master of Social Development., Brazil
Ludmila RIBEIRO, Doctorate in Sociology, Master in Public Management, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at the UFMG, CRISP researcher., Brazil
This study analyzes the dynamics of drug trafficking crime processing in the region of Montes Claros (MG - Brazil), questioning who the subjects labeled for this offense and the (in) ability of the criminal justice system agencies in the locality perceive women as an active subject of this offense. To this end, it was used as primary data 4487 Occurrence records made by the military police between January 2009 and December 2014 and their consequences in criminal proceedings until July 2015. The methodology used was the orthodox longitudinal, which identifies the conversion of police record in process and check the extent to which gender inequality and other social variables can be determinant (s) of the forwarding of the crime to the Judiciary. The results showed a greater tendency of criminal subjection of men, who are more likely to classification by police as traffickers, and showed a greater tendency of the male group be appointed as main responsible for the crime during the records. In addition, women are more often fined by police as the crime co-authors, or less involvement in crime, which despite more prone to minor records, they have equal chances to men being processed in court, pointing to the weight of sex in the police phase, but not in submission to the court stage.