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Tempo Social

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ADORNO, Sérgio. Insecurity versus human rights: between law and order. Tempo soc. [online]. 1999, vol.11, n.2, pp.129-153. ISSN 0103-2070.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-20701999000200008.

The purpose of this article is to analyses the public security policy formulated and implemented by the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso in his first governoship (1995-1998). This analysis tries to inventory some political constraints, which limit the target of the line of directions formulated and implemented. Initially it presents a social and political scenery wider than the previous ones, which has contributed that public security and penal justice problems occupy a central position in the governmental policies. Then, we analyses the government of FHC's initiatives mainly in human rights, evaluating some impacts and results, identifying ambivalence and impasses as well.

Keywords : crime; violence; scare; insecurity; criminality growth; public security politics; human rights; FHC government.

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