Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Justice and Delinquency"

Gonçalo Amaral launches compilation of texts about criminality

On the 25th of June, former PJ inspector Gonçalo Amaral presents a book, in Lisbon, that reunites texts from judiciary professionals and operators, among others, about criminality in Portugal

Gonçalo Amaral has coordinated the book ‘Justice and Delinquency’, which compiles opinions and proposals for solutions from judges, prosecutors, lawyers, a criminal investigation coordinator, a journalist, a university professor and a psychologist.

In the book, he sustains that policemen must act in a “pro-active” manner, performing a “previous study of criminal means and of the usual crime agents”, among others, reuniting all “necessary” elements for the “capture of its author”.

Rui Rangel, a senior judge and the president of ‘Associação de Juízes pela Cidadania’ [‘Judges for Citizenship Association’], participated in the project, in which he expresses that violence has “undermined all of the social fabric” and defends measures like the “increase of video surveillance”, “intense and frequent ‘searches’ at the entrance of entertainment areas” and a “revision of the Penal Code with an increase of sentences”.

Concerning applicable sentences, judge Maria dos Santos Ribeiro underlines that the convicts do not wish for a substitution of sentences for community work, favouring “the discreet sacrifice of their freedom over the public ostentation of their financial incapacity to pay the fine”.

Prosecutor Maria Clara Oliveira, on the other hand, believes that present society “favours solitary living”, to which the “chaos of the table of values”, the “inefficacity in the fight against excesses”, the economical crisis and the “reappearance of dictatorial regimes” are added.

Marta Daniela Seixas, a joint prosecutor, also criticises the “intense” family and social values’ crisis in Portugal, recalling that school abandonment contributes to the “increase of juvenile criminality”.

On the contrary, psychologist and teacher Paulo Sargento dos Santos considers that the relationship between crisis and crime is “political demagogy” and suggests an intervention at the level of “unstructured urban ecologies”, in order to avoid an “excessive concentration of citizens with poor economical and social resources on the borders of big cities”.

Journalist and criminal psychologist Hernâni Carvalho defends that the problem does not originate in social neighbourhoods, recalling that “everyone was pushed into them over time” and all of them were “sponsored by the State”.

Lawyer Rui da Silva Leal admits that there “are measures to be taken” at the sociological, school and educational level, but before that, action within Justice has to be taken – the “full execution of applied sentences” should be imposed – in order to return the feeling of security to populations.

Teacher Manuel Augusto Meireis shares his thoughts about stereotypes that are created by society and stresses that formal and informal control instances “have been contributing decisively to the bad image of penal Justice”.

Francisco Almeida Garrett, a lawyer, alleges that the increase of criminality in Portugal “is not conjunctural” but rather “structural” and that the system is preoccupied “almost exclusively with the defence of prevaricators”.

The lawyer even foresees that “in a few years the magistrates themselves will be beaten and killed over motives that are related to the exercise of their functions”.

The presentation of the book ‘Justice and Delinquency’ is scheduled for the 25th of June at Alethea bookshop, in Lisbon.

Gonçalo Amaral, who has meanwhile retired from the PJ, initially coordinated the investigation into the disappearance of little English girl Madeleine McCann, in May 2007, in Praia da Luz, Lagos, Algarve.

In the book that he published under the title ‘Maddie – The Truth about the Lie’, Gonçalo Amaral considers that “the child died in the apartment on that day”.

Meanwhile, Gonçalo Amaral was condemned in May by the Court of Faro to one year and six months in prison over false testimony, with a suspended sentence for the same period, in the trial of alleged aggressions against Leonor Cipriano, the mother of little girl Joana Cipriano.

The process of alleged aggressions against Leonor Cipriano by PJ inspectors is related to the so-called ‘Joana case’, which dates back to September 2004, when the child disappeared from the village of Figueira, Portimão, in the Algarve.


source: Lusa/Sol, 17.06.2009

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/06/goncalo-amaral-launches-compilation-of.html

37 comments:

Cláudia said...

Hello, all.
Sorry for not being around. Still dealing with family issues.
xxxx

mandarinn said...

Hi Claudia,
I hope your family preoccupations are going welland your uncle's health are improving.
Tjhank you for the interesting thread you generously got time to share with us.
bjs

Cláudia said...

Hi, Mandarinn.
Thank you. Would like to say it's all going all, but it's not that simple.
Thanks for your kind wishes.
Beijinhos!

dylan said...

Hi Cláudia,

I'm still having access problems with this blog but have been able to access this eve & want to send you best wishes for you family. I really hope things improve for your uncle.

Take care. xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
Thank you very much.
Are you using Internet Explorer? if so, try Firefox. It's much better and faster.
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole said

Rosie and sycophants are getting fed up with the newbies who are joining the forum as they have their own opinions (remember AlexG's comment to Rosiepops: "Rosiepops, with all due respect you don't miss an opportunity to contradict me do you ?"). Newbies not agreeing with Rosiepops are either being told to sling their hooks or are leaving anyway. Those being told are not being told directly, but posts such as this are appearing (note the eloquency).

If a member here doesn't like the topic of conversation on a particular thread they aint forced to join in.There are lots of threads that i haven't posted on, although not because i disagree with them but because i find following every topic here a little confusing at times.

GoldenGirl57 has seen what the forum is really about and wrote this:

I think I will keep off this forum for now, as it is moving into the realms of fantasy. I thought this forum was based on fact,…"

Rosiepops has decided that the best thing she can do is to encourage the more stupid members of the forum as they are the only ones likely to stay there. Here she encourages Clairesy to write yet more.

She has hit the nail squarely on the head here as she so often does, …

I agree with Clairesy too…


An extremely optimistic poster tried to smooth over the problems with:

Anyway we all have our own ideas about Hewlett and I respect you all for that and it is good to discuss these things as that is what a forum is about surely.

Wrong forum for discussion. Don't forget! Yes, Rosie, you are right. That's the phrase if you want to hang around.

dylan said...

Hi Cláudia,

My friend downloaded firefox for me but I still have problems with this blog. This is why I think something dodgy is going on with my media providers. It's only this blog it won't open and nothing else, and Richard Branson owns Virgin Media! I wouldn't put it past Mcapologists. After all, how much did they spend on media monitoring?!

Hope you have a better day today.

xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Rosies Mole.
Thanks for making me laugh. I need it. :-)
Those newbies with opinions have to be tamed. Who the hell do they think they are, having opinions? That 'aint' nice. ;-)

"I think I will keep off this forum for now, as it is moving into the realms of fantasy. I thought this forum was based on fact"

LOL

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
I heard some people were also having problems accessing Joana's blog. I doubt it it's anything dodgy. A technical problem is more likely. I hope the money spent on 'Media Monitoring' was better invested... :-)
Thank you. I hope so too.
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole said...

Because of the arguments on the J4 forum, the Hewlett thread has been moved so that people who have their own opinions can be told off in private. There are a few very disgruntled posters judging by the PMs being sent.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Rosies Mole.
It's democracy Ahmadinejad style! :-)
Well, I never expected anyone with an opinion to join anyway...

helmylin2 said...

Hi Dylan,

I also have Virgin Media and use IE 7 no problems for me. Maybe you should check your firewall settings.
xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Helmy.
Hope you're ok. Great to read you.
Thanks for the advice! :-)
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Helmy & thanks, will do that!

It's odd, sometimes I get in with no problems and other times the blog just closes. I've found it helps to use a link from Joana Morais' to get here but even that fails at times. I feel like I'm playing cat and mouse with the ethernet!

Hope all is OK Cláudia.

Dylan xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
Hope you sort things out.
Still dealing with family issues. But thank you for asking.
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

Claudia hope all is well with your Uncle and I am sending good wishes to you and your family.

I have not been around due to not having a laptop, my second one had faults and has been sent back to the supplier! I only have access to my OH's laptop at the weekend due to him working in London Mon - Thur. I am off on holiday on the 26th June for nearly 3 weeks. I will be buying a new laptop when I return from my hols and will be back to blogging then.


'Gonçalo Amaral has coordinated the book ‘Justice and Delinquency’, which compiles opinions and proposals for solutions from judges, prosecutors, lawyers, a criminal investigation coordinator, a journalist, a university professor and a psychologist.'

Oh how I wish I could read Portuguese! I must say that is the second time I have seen that picture of GA and it is the best thus far. He looks very handsome! The day I see that picture of him in the UK Press/Media is the day I will know things are changing.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
Still waiting to hear if it's good or bad news but things don't look easy. Thank you for your lovely wishes, though.
You and computers/laptops! LOL Hope this time is the last time. :-)
Hope you have a wonderful time off.I can't wait to go on holiday either. Haven't scheduled it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
I'm sure it will be a very interesting book, judging by the people who have contributed to it. All highly regarded people.
Maybe you will see that picture (or another one) sooner than you think. Who khows? ;-)
HAve a great time, Zodiac.
You'll be missed.
xxxx

mandarinn said...

Hi Claudia & all,
I just pop in to wish you have soon good news about your uncle and wish to him a good recover.
a nice week end to all
bjs

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

'I'm sure it will be a very interesting book, judging by the people who have contributed to it. All highly regarded people.'

Yes Claudia I agree it will be a very interesting book. I hold them in high regard also.

BBFN read you all in July if Claudia is not on her hols!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Mandarinn.
Thank you very much for your kind wishes. You have no idea how important those words are.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
All Portuguese people know how highly regarded those names are. Quite impressive, to be honest.
Have a great time off.
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Rosies Mole said:

"WRONG again! Bet you would love to see what really goes on in the private area, lol."

No Tinks I know exactly what goes on there.When I logged in a few minutes ago it was even more rabidly obsessive than the public area. As for you saying I'm wrong, we all know you lie non-stop, that has been proven often enough.

I bet they will read this Cláudia even though they never come here!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Rosies Mole.
Of course they will read it even if then never come here. Interestingly I have their IP addresses. Even from those who use proxies but are too stupid to check if they're working first.

dylan said...

Hi all,

I managed to log in today without getting logged out :-) If I can get to the comments before it logs me out, I'm usually home and dry!

Zodiac, what a shame I'll not get to read that book. Maybe someday, we can but hope!

Wishing all's well with your uncle, Cláudia. Take care hun.

xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
Glad you managed to comment.
I'm ok but have lots of things to do and atill have worries about my uncle. Waiting for some lab results...
Have a great day, Dylan. And thank you for asking and being around.
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

Claudia I hope all is well with your Uncle.

Lia
xxx

Mike said...

I have often looked at this blog without posting. It seems to be the most balanced one around at the moment. I had a look at the blog you call Poops and think that Rosiepops must be mentally ill.Not because of her opinions on the case but because of how much she hates people. Who would normally bother to write a whole libellous text about someone who has nothing to do with the McCanns. Something's not right with Poops.
I'll have to get a google account so I can post here.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
The waiting gamer is still on...
I hope you have a GREAT vacation with your loved ones. :-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Mike.
Thanks.
Oh, Poops is more appropriate to the personality. :-) Have to confess that the character has been far from my mind lately. But I agree. It's clearly pathological.
You can post here without a google account. :-)
Thanks for posting. Always nice to read someone new.

Zetta said...

Hi Cláudia and Dylan

How are you two doing? I hope that the waiting for results soon comes to an end, Cláudia.

Have a good holiday, Zodiac.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zetta.
I'm ok, thank you, apart from the waiting and the busy last days. I could use some holidays though. :-)
Nice to read you!
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Claudia, I sincerely hope Mr Amaral has taken note of the libellous post on muratandco's blog.Utterly sickening.
Wishing you all the best

Cláudia said...

Hi, anon.
I have no idea where that place is. But if you can, please e-mail it to me at claudiaproudofthepj@hotmail.com with the link and I'll make sure it gets to Mr Amaral.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hello Claudia and fellow members.
i have been reading all your thoughts for the last year.
stay focused and positive,
as im sure justice will prevail.

Cláudia said...

Hello, Anon.
Thank you for your kind words.
Sadly, it is not in our hands to ensure that justice is done. But it is in our hands never to forget.
Thanks for commenting.

viv said...

Hi Claudia and Rosie's Mole

Just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing the democractic style that still ensues on Rosie's blog.

I love to have a good laugh.


I hope your family problems get resolved OK Claudia.

xx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Viv.
You're welcome. But you have to thank Rosie's Mole. He/ she is the one doing all the work. I just hit the publish button.
I love to have a good laugh too. And they make that quite easy.
Thanks. Hope so too. Difficult times ahead, it seems.
xxxx




I hope your family problems get resolved OK Claudia.