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Revista Polis e Psique

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VITTA, Ana Lígia et al. The law in conflict with the young: problematising public policies. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2017, vol.7, n.2, pp. 4-27. ISSN 2238-152X.

The main objective of this article is to analyze the different logics of care for the youth population who are in conflict with the law, based on the evolution of public policies through different historical moments in the Brazilian context. To achieve this, we analyzed the previous legislation regarding these young people - with emphasis on the continuities and discontinuities of the juvenile codes of 1927 and 1979 - and the present Statute of Children and Adolescents. Despite the differences in rationalities between the codes, there are mechanisms in the old laws which maintain discriminatory logics that are currently illegitimate but still in force. In the end, despite the existing Statute of Children and Adolescents, the presence of logics contained in the old juvenile codes can be noted, especially with regard to socio-educational measures.

Keywords : Juvenile Code; Statute of Children and Adolescents; youth in conflict with the law; public policies.

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