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Análise Social

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SILVA, Tiago Rocha; BARBOSA, Mariana Reis; MATOS, Raquel  and  FERNANDES, Raquel Veludo. Between criminal liability and legal underage: perspectives of judicial professionals. Anál. Social [online]. 2020, n.235, pp.356-387. ISSN 0003-2573.

This study aims to examine the perceptions of professionals working in the judicial field regarding pre-trial detention of youths under 18 years of age. For that purpose, 17 professionals were interviewed. The data analysis showed that in the professionals’ view the measure of pre-trial detention can be a positive factor when the security of society is taken into account; however, it can be a negative factor when only the young offender is taken into account. Moreover, the measure of pre-trial detention seems to entail log-term negative consequences both for the youth and for society.

Keywords : perceptions of professionals; pre-trial detention; youths.

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