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Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

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Of the twenty-three Brazilian policemen interviewed in depth for this landmark study, fourteen were direct perpetrators of torture and murder during the three decades that included the 1964-1985 military regime. These "violence workers" and the other group of "atrocity facilitators" who had not, or claimed they had not, participated directly in the violence, help answer qu ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published November 21st 2002 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Tom Darrow
Dec 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I read this book for a graduate class in US/Latin American history. It was kind of odd reading a work that was basically sociology and psychology in a history class, but it kind of worked.

Ultimately, I think the authors' methodology is sound and some of their findings useful, but this is by no means a mainstream read. Its very technical in places and vague in others.
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