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Revista Polis e Psique

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FERNANDES, Douglas Alexandre  and  BOARINI, Maria Lúcia. Creation of juvenile detention facilities: a historical analysis. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.2, pp. 200-224. ISSN 2238-152X.

This study aimed to understand the origins of Juvenile Detention Center of São Paulo, establishment created at the beginning of the republican period, which served so-called "delinquent" teenagers. For this, we analyzed historical documents and the works Classificação dos criminosos: introdução ao estudo do direito penal (1925) and Os menores delinquentes e o seu tratamento no Estado de São Paulo (1909), both by Candido Naziazeno Nogueira da Motta (1870-1942), jurist who presented the project to create the first Juvenile Detention Center in the state of São Paulo. We conclude that the Positive School of Criminal Law had a great influence on the creation of Juvenile Detention Centers in Brazil and that the historical predilection of the Brazilian State, in general, for social isolation or imprisonment as a solution to juvenile delinquency demonstrates that the ideal of social hygiene still remains in the execution of public policies aimed at young people that are currently in conflict with the law.

Keywords : Juvenile Detention Center; Juvenile delinquency; Mental hygiene; Eugenia, Positive School of Criminal Law.

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