Instituto Fernand Braudel de Economia Mundial - Associado à FAAP

Ed. 22: The Police

Perverse Incentives and Public Security

Author: José Vicente da Silva and Norman Gall | Published in 1999

A Polícia

The escalation of violence in Greater São Paulo, the world’s third-largest metropolis, has been aggravated over the years both by problems of scale in this huge community and by perverse incentives in the operation of institutions of public security. Institutional problems of containing violence embrace critical issues of economics, public health and human rights.


Related issues:

  1. Research The Myth that the “Dry Law” Reduces Crime
  2. Research The Role of the Police in Reducing Homicides
  3. Research UN Violence Against São Paulo
  4. Research 2002 Crime Rankings in Small, Medium-Sized and Large São Paulo Municipalities
  5. Research Crime and Population Variation in 1995 and 2002

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