International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Life, Death and Silencing: Legal Discourses on Filicide
Waldriane Nascimento da Silva, Izaura Rodrigues Nascimento, André Luiz Machado das Neves

This article1 aims to shed light on the discourses produced by people of the legal field, who are directly involved in the judgment of crimes characterized as filicides, and seeks to analyze them in the light of Foucault's discourse analysis. This is a qualitative study, developed through bibliographic and documentary research, with systematic examination of judicial processes in res judicata, from 2010 to 2015. The main results show that the discursive construction of the legal field is guided by the vision of a harmonized family, homogenizing police practices that reduce crime to the procedural number, operating the silencing of victims, during life and after death.

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