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Leandro Ayres França discusses the development of organized crime and a chaotic prison situation
Crime and punishment in Brazil will be under the spotlight at a special event being hosted by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies later this month.
On 25 January, Leandro Ayres França, of the Universidade Estácio Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, will be talking about how the war on drugs and the criminalisation of poverty have fuelled organised crime and created a chaotic prison situation.
His talk comes at a time of growing crisis in the Brazilian prison system.
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