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Criminality, public security, and the challenge to democracy in Latin America

Author: Marcelo Bergman; Laurence Whitehead; Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2009.
Series: Recent titles from the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the question of how crime and crime fighting impact the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in Latin America. This book evaluates broadly a relative dearth of hard data about the  Read more...

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Criminality, public security, and the challenge to democracy in Latin America.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009027701
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcelo Bergman; Laurence Whitehead; Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
ISBN: 0268075670 9780268075675
OCLC Number: 694144476
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 344 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Regional homicide patterns in Brazil / Claudio Chaves Beato and Fredrico Couto Marinho --
Citizen (in)security in Chile, 1980-2007: issues, trends, and challenges / Lucía Dammert --
Rising crime in Mexico and Buenos Aires: the effects of changes in labor markets and community breakdown / Marcelo Bergman --
La mano dura: current dilemmas in Latin American police reform / Mark Ungar --
Public opinion and the police in Chile / Hugo Frühling --
The weakness of public security forces and the Colombian criminal justice system / Elvira María Restrepo --
Criminal process reform and citizen security / Luis Pásara --
Latin America's prisons: a crisis of criminal policy and democratic rule / Mark Ungar and Ana Laura Magaloni --
"Security traps" and democratic governability in Latin America: dynamics of crime, violence, corruption, regime, and state / John Bailey --
Citizen insecurity and democracy: reflections on a paradoxical configuration / Laurence Whitehead.
Series Title: Recent titles from the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Responsibility: edited by Marcelo Bergman and Laurence Whitehead.

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"Contributors to this important and insightful volume agree that Latin American democracies are haunted by the twin specters of rising criminality and widespread public insecurity. Contributors . . . Read more...

 
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