The empirical research and theoretical discussions have developed as an axis to compare the forms of institutional management of those conflicts as "minor", the product of close relations (neighborhood, kinship, kinship, friendship) and those crimes classified by the legal field as "macrocriminalidade" or "organized crime".
The prospect of this Institute is multidisciplinary. Participating groups and researchers from disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, History, Criminology, Political Science and Law.
The diverse backgrounds and specialties of the researchers involved and instrumental techniques allow you to combine search characteristic but not exclusive, from different disciplines.
Methodologies are used to prioritize treatment both qualitative and quantitative data produced.
Search the combination of both types of information processing view that the systematic quantitative and qualitative analysis to complement interpretations in order to provide more thorough and reliable.
Qualitative research enables us to raise the quantitative information regarding both their production and their use, since such data will only gain meaning and relevance when contrasted with the observation of interactions and social demands at the local level, as well as the analysis of discourses and practices of the officials responsible for drafting and implementing public policies that directly or indirectly interfere in the forms of institutional management of conflicts.
The organization and systematization of quantitative data provide a more general and contextual dimension of data generated from qualitative techniques present in the work of field observation, characteristic, especially ethnography, anthropology.