Publisher description for Women's police stations : engendering justice in Säao Paulo, Brazil / Cecâilia MacDowell Santos.


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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. 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. São Paulo was the home of the first such police station, and there are now more than 300 women's police stations throughout Brazil. Cecilia MacDowell Santos examines the importance of this phenomenon in book form for the first time, looking at the dynamics of the relationship between women and the state as a consequence of a political regime as well as other factors, and exploring the notion of gendered citizenship."


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Women's police stations Brazil Säao Paulo, Women Violence against Brazil Säao Paulo, Policewomen Brazil Säao Paulo, Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration Brazil Säao Paulo, Feminist criminology Brazil Säao Paulo