Misse is professor in sociology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), where he founded the Research Center on Citizenship, Conflict and Urban Violence (Nucleo de Estudos de Cidadania, Confito, e Violencia Urbana, NECVU). He is one of Brazil’s most prominent public intellectuals, a leading voice in national discussions and debates concerning crime, violence, policing, public security, and the rule of law. His publications include some of the seminal academic articles on crime and violence in Brazil, as well as key contributions to social theory broadly conceived, collected in several books, as well as agenda-setting edited volumes he has overseen and contributed to. He has also been Director of the UFRJ Academic Press and editor of its journal Dilemas and served on the editorial boards of a host of international social science journals.
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