Sociedade e Estado
Print version ISSN 0102-6992
VARGAS, Joana Domingues and RODRIGUES, Juliana Neves Lopes. Controle e cerimônia: o inquérito policial em um sistema de justiça criminal frouxamente ajustado. Soc. estado. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.1, pp. 77-96. ISSN 0102-6992. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69922011000100005.
This article draws on the hypothesis that the Brazilian Criminal Justice System is loosely coupled and that police inquiry, as an obligatory procedure, fulfils the role of establishing some degree of coordination of police activities and between the organizations of the Criminal Justice System. The validity of this instrument is challenged when belief in the capacity of the State to control crime is heavily shaken and replaced by demands for efficiency and greater coordination in the administration of justice. Despite the desire for change, various factors come into play to maintain this investigative model.
Keywords : Police Inquiry; Criminal Justice System; Police; Organization Theory.