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OPEN ACCESS OJMP Decriminalization of Drugs: An Alternative to Decrease Brazilian Violence?*

By Maria Stela, Grossi Porto and Welliton Caixeta Maciel


Copyright © 2014 Maria Stela Grossi Porto, Welliton Caixeta Maciel. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. In accordance of the Creative Commons Attribution License all Copyrights © 2014 are reserved for SCIRP and the owner of the intellectual property Maria Stela Grossi Porto, Welliton Caixeta Maciel. All Copyright © 2014 are guarded by law and by SCIRP as a guardian. In Brazil, the issue of violence can be thought by two dimensions of significant proportions, drug trafficking and use and weapon trafficking and licensing. The increase of these activities, due to the involved content of violence, cruelty, and transformation of evil into a routine, is amongst the phenomena that multiply fear and the feeling of insecurity with which some Brazilian cities live currently. The backdrop of the following reflections is the Feder-al District, used as an example of some of the issues to be addressed. The figures involving drug possession, use, and trafficking in the Federal District have been increasing significantly, be it considering the perpetrators or the crimes, and these data are strictly related to the increase in violence in the region; its roots are multiple and complex making it impossible to explain through linear causal relations. One argument that we would like to focus here considers that if the decriminalization of drugs occurred and a countless amount of activities tha

Year: 2013
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