Luiz is a DPhil candidate in Criminology, looking at differences in the causal determinants of mass incarceration in central and peripheral capitalist countries, focusing on Brazil, Britain and the USA. His research is supervised by Professor Ian Loader.
Prior to commencing his DPhil, Luiz worked as a lawyer in Brazil, having majored in Law at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil). He then completed graduate courses in Criminal Law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Criminology at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and National University of Litoral (Argentina). Luiz also holds an MA in Critical Criminology and Social Security from the Universities of Padua and Bologna (Italy).
Luiz has been invited to teach criminological themes, such as police killings and the punitive turn, at the Curso Popular de Formação de Defensoras e Defensores Públicos. He is also a reviewer of the Revista Brasileira de Ciências Criminais.
His main research interest is the sociology of punishment and his broader interests include the political economy of punishment, punishment and democracy, Southern Criminology and judicial discretion in sentencing.
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.24861/2526-5180.v3i4.67ISBN: ISSN 2526-5180