The construction of a juridical truth about a dangerous "other" in a case of police violence from the urban area of Buenos Aires

This article aims to shed light on the concrete ways in which "the juridical truth" is constructed in cases of police violence. The construction of the juridical truth is considered as a process that occurs in the interplay between representation, power and narratives. Through an analysis...

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Autor principal: Wikman, Marie Ørum
Formato: publishedVersion Artículo
Lenguaje:Español
Español
Publicado: Cuadernos de antropología social 2016
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Acceso en línea:http://revistascientificas.filo.uba.ar/index.php/CAS/article/view/1327
http://repositorio.filo.uba.ar/handle/filodigital/2521
Aporte de:FILO Digital - Repositorio de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UBA) de Universidad de Buenos Aires Ver origen
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Sumario:This article aims to shed light on the concrete ways in which "the juridical truth" is constructed in cases of police violence. The construction of the juridical truth is considered as a process that occurs in the interplay between representation, power and narratives. Through an analysis of documents and testimonies from a specific penal case, the aim is to show how stigmatizing discourses about young men from the poor sectors of society operate through the interventions of the tribunal. It is argued that the penal system, guaranteeing a high degree of impunity in cases of police violence, constitutes one of the mechanisms that enable that very same violence.