"No step behind": some reflections on reducing the criminal

Bruna Cristina Silva Oliveira About the author

Abstract:

Despite the achievements of the Statute of the Child and the adolescent, we have witnessed, on the part of conservative sectors, a strong appeal about the reduction of the penal age for the 16 years. Thus, this article aims to deal with the inefficiency of the reduction of the criminal majority, since, we conclude that this proposal does not understand the adolescents within the social inequality chains in which they are inserted, being limited to blaming the individual for a question that is more than individual and structural and social.

Keywords:
Adolescent in conflict with the law; Reduction of the penal age; Prison system; Violence

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