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Avaliação Psicológica

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PINHEIRO, Jordana de Carvalho  and  SOUSA, Sônia Margarida Gomes. An assessment of the child as an objectified subject in the judicial process. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.2, pp. 205-212. ISSN 1677-0471.

More than three decades after the enactment of guaranteeing children's rights, it is remarkable that the distance between what is said, especially based on the law, and what is done, by the Brazilian State, may jeopardize the effectiveness of guaranteeing their rights. Analyzing the content of these laws, there is an expectation concerning the hearing of children, however, their voices remain silent, so that despite the change of terms and names, the old ideological and distinctive practices continue, following a historical and dialectical process of inclusion-exclusion. In this qualitative study, based on the theoretical assumptions of the Socio-Historical Psychology of Vygotsky, bibliographical and empirical research was carried out. The analysis of semi-structured interviews with legal professionals who work with lawsuits involving children, showed an objectification of the children and the distance between the positivation and the effective fulfillment of the children's rights.

Keywords : child; justice administration system; social justice; civil rights; social psychology.

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