The Theory of Isolationism as an Instrument of Criminal Policy and the Confrontation of Organized Crime in Brazil

( Vol-8,Issue-4,April 2021 ) OPEN ACCESS

Arlen José de Souza, Sérgio William Domingues Teixeira, Layde Lana Borges da Silva, Rosalina Alves Nantes, Glodner Luiz Pauletto


Function of the sentences, Criminal policy instrument, Facing Organized Crime, Isolationism.


The purpose of this paper is to address the relevance of confronting organized crime in the Brazilian scenario upon the disorderly structures of prison systems that provide, with the constant transfer of prisoners, the communication between leaders of criminal factions, and the isolation of leaders, that is, the “intelligence” of organized crime as a new paradigm of criminal policy. The levels of violence are alarming and generally rising, with each new research published in the media, which justifies the concern with the theme. It starts, firstly, with the different species of sentences and their function in the Brazilian prison system, examining their origin and evolution. It was also analyzed the Organized Crime and its action in the global scenario, as well as the relevant legislation Addresses the topic of criminalizing the poor of Wacquant and diffuse criminality, starting from a legitimizing concept of the penal system, which analyzes the problem of mass incarceration in Brazil, in order to separate dangerous leaders from subjugated prisoners. by power structures in prison. Finally, we study the regulation of organized crime by the violence, the impact on homicide reduction and lastly, the direct correlation between them. It is concluded that the disarticulation of transnational Organized Crime and the isolation of the command of these organizations are a new necessary paradigm to be incorporated into the Brazilian punitive system, in the phase of criminal execution.

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Received: 07 Dec 2020; Received in revised form: 19 Feb 2021; Accepted: 15 Mar 2021; Available online: 06 Apr 2021

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