When the law comes out of the barrel of the gun (Graham Denyer Willis)
5 minutes to read
The book is a product of intense ethnographic labor that took place in São Paulo, that Brazilian megacity where crime and violence run rampant and where routinized killing takes place involving police and an organized crime groups
Paul Mutsaers (Tilburg University) argues eloquently that a police anthropologist should be an asshole. Meaning that an ethnographer has the democratic duty to question the police definition of the situation.