The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process
In this video, Stanford Professor Beatriz Magaloni discusses her ongoing research on police practices in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In describing her findings, she explores the connections between poverty, crime, and police violence—topics just as relevant in the contemporary United States as they are in Brazil. For example, how can communities foster a more peaceful and trusting relationship between their residents and police officers? What factors influence an officer’s decision to employ force while on duty?