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IJSSH 2021 Vol.11(2): 48-53 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2021.V11.1038

Protection of Children and Adolescents from Sexual Violence in Brazil: Legislation and Experiences in a Specialized Police Department

Izaura Rodrigues Nascimento, Joyce Pacheco Santana, and Dorli João Carlos Marques
Abstract—The Brazilian Constitution of 1988 represents a milestone due to the provision for comprehensive protection of children and adolescents. It was by this document with which the Police Department for the Protection of Children and Adolescents was created. This department is responsible for investigating sexual crimes. This research reflects the problems faced at the Police Department for the Protection of Children and Adolescents, in the city of Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. The study was based on bibliographic and documentary research, which prioritized the relevant legislation, records and institutional reports. It also employed direct observation at the police department and held interviews with 11 police sargeants and 3 psychologists, who were responsible for handling the complaints. The results reveal the high workload of these professionals in attending the public and solving the cases that come to their knowledge.

Index Terms—Sexual violence, child, adolescent, public security.

The authors are with the Universidade do Estado do Amazonas/UEA, Brazil (e-mail: izaura27@gmail.com).

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Cite: Izaura Rodrigues Nascimento, Joyce Pacheco Santana, and Dorli João Carlos Marques, "Protection of Children and Adolescents from Sexual Violence in Brazil: Legislation and Experiences in a Specialized Police Department," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 48-53, 2021.
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