September 16, 2019
 In Radicalization & Violent Extremism in Prisons

Country: Brazil
Delegate Name: Gabriella Yost

Brazil feels that Radicalization and violent extremism in prisons is a very pressing topic and needs to be addressed. Due to the fact that Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world, we strive to reduce the crime and death rates within the country by implementing easily accessible foundations where anyone can get the necessary help. Brazil wants to create safer communities that will be welcoming to new immigrants and create a safer living space for future generations to come.
Professionals in Brazil have found a correlation between violent crimes and mental health. In 2014 a cross-sectional study was done throughout multiple prisons in Brazil with a total of 462 prisoners. Many of the prisoners were able to be successfully diagnosed with different conditions using the Mini-international Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Many connections were able to be made to different crimes with different diagnoses. It was found that substance abuse was linked to sex and homicide crimes. Antisocial personality disorder was connected to robbery and kidnapping, and that life long alcohol addiction could be associated with armed robbery and murder. This trial easily concluded that psychosis can be linked to violent crimes.
Brazil wants to take the actions of having accessible counseling and therapy for anybody. Brazil encourages other nations to do the same because studies have shown getting behavioral related help can reduce crime involvement. We also want to put in mental hospitals along with the counseling and therapy as a step higher which can provide higher treatment to the individuals who require it.

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