Socio-legal theory as an understanding tool of legal practice: a research example

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The paper analyses the topic to understand how the legal and judicial practices in two Amazonian municipalities (Apuí and Lábrea) respond to the dynamics of environmental crimes in the region. The research project is a based in a qualitative and quantitative methodology. This paper discusses the initial results from interviews gathered in the city of Manaus with a Judge from the Amazonas State, a Prosecutor from Public Ministry, a Federal Police Commissar, and a member of the Environmental Agency of Amazonas. Thus, it is possible to understand: a) the context of environmental crimes in the cities of Apuí and Lábrea, b) the responses of criminal justice institutions to the occurrence of environmental crimes in the region. 

El artículo analiza el tema para comprender cómo las prácticas legales y judiciales en dos municipios amazónicos (Apuí y Lábrea) responden a la dinámica de los delitos ambientales en la región. El proyecto de investigación se basa en una metodología cualitativa y cuantitativa. Las entrevistas fueran realizadas en la ciudad de Manaus con un juez del estado de Amazonas, un fiscal del Ministerio Público, un comisario de la Policía Federal y un miembro de la Agencia Ambiental de Amazonas. Así, es posible comprender: a) el contexto de los delitos ambientales en las ciudades de Apuí y Lábrea, b) las respuestas de las instituciones de justicia penal ante la ocurrencia de delitos ambientales en la región.

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Author Biographies

Deborah de Felice, University of Catania

University of Catania.

Carlos Marques Dorli João , Faculdade Santa Teresa, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

State University of Amazonas.

Giuseppe Giura, IESE Business School

Giuseppe Giura, Center for business in Society - IESE Barcelona.

Vicente Riccio, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

University of Juiz de Fora.

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2024-04-19

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de Felice, D., Dorli João , C. M., Giura, G. and Riccio, V. (2024) “Socio-legal theory as an understanding tool of legal practice: a research example”, Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies, 14(1), pp. 36–54. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/sortuz/article/view/1823 (Accessed: 14 July 2024).