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Tania Pinc

Tânia Pinc (Doctor in Political Science – University of Sao Paulo) is Research Fellow of Instituto Igarapé. She coordinates and develops researches on criminal justice system with emphasis on public security. Her work has been concentrating on subjects related to use of force, stop and search, police training, model and reform of public security policy.

She worked for twenty-five years in Sao Paulo Military Policy and is a Retired Major. Tânia has an extensive law enforcement background around organizational and individual police performance.

As a member of the Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization – Organization of American States, she trained police officers from Policía Nacional de Uruguay for the implementation of the Code of Ethics.

She was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Drugs, Security and Democracy Program – Social Science Research Council, and developed a comparative study among Brazil, Chile, and Argentina on drug law enforcement.

Pinc worked for United Nations of Development Program and the Ministry of Justice as a consultant and research in several projects of Citizen Police, including the National Plan for Reducing Homicides.

In the University of Texas at Austin, she was Visiting Researcher and Professor Bill Spelman was her advisor. He developed the most important instrument of the problem-oriented policing: SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment).

She received the award “Forces of Change II” – recognizing the contribution of Latin American and Caribbean women to disarmament – United Nations; and the “Pedro Dias de Campos” medals in grades bronze and silver, for being first placed, respectively, in the courses for Sergeant and Lieutenant – São Paulo Police Academy.