SACRIFICIAL CRIMINAL POLICY: THE BRAZILIAN CASE

  • Klelia Aleixo Pontfical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

Abstract

In this brief intervention intends to discuss the sacrificial dimension of contemporary capitalism, its impacts on the current criminal policy in Brazil and on human rights. Based on the thought of Franz Hinkelammert, an attempt will be made to explain the mythical-theological matrix of human sacrifice that persists in an underlying way in several contemporary social dynamics, justifying and legitimising social relations of domination, exploitation and death, that is, violation of human rights. To do so, the methodological approach adopted was that of bibliographic research. In the penal scope, the sacrificial matrix is present in the criminal drug policy, disguising through the war against the dealer/monster and his sacrifice the real meaning of this policy, which is to eliminate poor and black youth, who are in excess to the market. In this context, the rupture with the sacrificial drug criminal policy is urgent to save human lives and necessarily involves the fight aimed at the decriminalisation of conduct related to drug use and trafficking in Brazil

Published
2022-06-21
How to Cite
Aleixo, K. (2022). SACRIFICIAL CRIMINAL POLICY: THE BRAZILIAN CASE. HUMANITIES AND RIGHTS GLOBAL NETWORK JOURNAL, 4(1), 113-120. https://doi.org/10.24861/2675-1038.v4i1.80
Section
Dossier Glocal Interferences - Special Editor: Agata AMATO MANGIAMELI