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BONAMIGO, Irme Salete et al. Debate on violence, human rights and public security. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.4, pp.800-813. ISSN 1414-9893.

This article is based on a research that aimed to acknowledge the official index about violent practices concerning the city of Chapecó (SC, Brazil). It included procedures of mixed methods through data raising in data banks about mortality caused by external causes, aggressions and steals from 1998 to 2008. The results revealed that the accidents of transportation and homicides were the types of mortality by external causes that most affect the city, followed by suicide. The main victims are male. In the police reports there were traffic accidents, stealings and body injuries. It is analyzed the need to understand the contemporary violences as a transversal theme in the set of public policies, the public security as an essential right, and the cities as co-managers of the security area and in violence prevention. It is highlighted the importance of the constitution of violence prevention strategies and the development of public policies that consider the specific features, difficulties and potentials of the cities, the inter or trans-subject actuation and the importance of the contribution of Psychology professionals to this process.

Keywords : Violence; Security; Public policies; Psychology; Violencia; Seguridad; Políticas públicas; Psicología.

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