Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law. Doctor and Master in Criminal Sciences by PUCRS' Criminal Sciences Graduation Program, having worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same Program. Coordinator of the Contemporary Criminologies Study Group (www.crimlab.com). Leandro co-edited (with Pat Carlen) the international collections 'Alternative Criminologies' and 'Justice Alternatives'. He currently lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil. More info at www.ayresfranca.com.