16th November 2021
Professor David Santos Fonseca, Federal University of South Bahia, Brazil
“Between penal minimalism and punitive authoritarianism: Brazilian imprisonment policies and the dynamics of subnational variation”.
David S Fonseca is a senior lecturer at the Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia (UFSB) in Brazil, where he coordinates the Observation Center for the Criminal Justice System. He holds a PhD in Sociology from New York University (NYU) and his research focuses on developments in punishment and crime control in Brazil and Latin America.
This event is part of The Social Analysis of Penality Across Boundaries – Workshop Series which has been jointly organised by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) in Argentina.
This series aims to bring together a wide range of current work from around the world on aspects of penal politics, policies, practices and institutions.
We hope to continue to expand the scope for comparative analysis of penal questions, and to stimulate cross-regional collaboration and exchange between scholars north and south.
We hope thereby to build a mutually supportive community of researchers despite and because of their strikingly diverse situations.