Social Control and Safety: Challenges for a New Model of Security

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC29 Deviance and Social Control (host committee)

Language: English

The world panorama in the 21st century is marked by world social issues and the global cities indeed are very multiple in their use of the space. The social issue has turned into more complex since several dimensions of social life have come to be collectively questioned, among them that of social relations in urban spaces.

A new age of social conflicts is taking shape in late modern societies. The social interaction is configured by violent mode of sociability, inverting the expectations of the civilising process and the hopes of a promising school. Social fragmentation processes increasingly threaten social integration processes, to an extreme degree involving a narcissistic solitude.

Latin American societies have accepted violence as the ongoing social practice, as there are everyday examples of violence in cities - drug and firearm trafficking, crimes by hired killers, extermination groups, police brutality and violence against women and children. As a result, the violent act becomes a  “normal” means for society to meet ends in an interpersonal conflict, to obtain some wished material good, or to impose command over one.  The notion of "lacerated citizenship" it evokes the laceration of body and flesh and the increasing expression of physical violence in society. This leads us to identify a great paradox: despite the democratic political regime, authoritarianism is part of social life. How to imagine a new mode of safety beyond violence and modelled by peace values?

Session Organizers:
Jose-Vicente TAVARES-DOS-SANTOS, LATIN AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL, Brazil, Roberto BRICENO-LEON, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela, Cesar BARREIRA, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, Maria Stela GROSSI PORTO, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil and Nilia VISCARDI, Departamento de Sociología, FCS, UDELAR, Uruguay
Oral Presentations
Post-Incarceration Experiences of Women Prisoners in South Africa
Caroline AGBOOLA, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
An X -Ray of Violent Conflicts between Farmers and Herdsmen in Nigeria
Folashade OKESHOLA, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Kaduna State, Nigeria, Nigeria
Effectiveness of CCTV Systems in Crime Reduction: A Quasi Experimental Study in Eight Polish Cities
Piotr MATCZAK, Institute of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Adam DABROWSKI, Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Poland; Andrzej WÓJTOWICZ, Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Imprecise Information Processing Methods, Poland
Cause and Effect Analysis of Virtual International Challenge of “Blue Whale”
Bahareh NEMATI ROSHAN, Azad University of Tehran, Iran; Amineh ABTAHI, University of Tehran, Iran; Aida NAVABI, University of Tehran, Iran
Towards a Holistic Understanding of the Prevention of Violent Radicalisation in Europe
Dominic KUDLACEK, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Germany; Laura TRESKOW, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Germany
The Expanding Boundaries of Crime Control: Governing Security through Regulation
Anna GURINSKAYA, St.Petersburg State University, Russian Federation; Mahesh NALLA, Michigan State University, USA
Fear of Crime, Disorders, Incivilities and Social Cohesion in Brazil
Arthur COSTA, University of Brasilia, Brazil; Marcelo DURANTE, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil