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What People are Saying

“For anyone concerned about the future well-being of the region, Crime and Violence in Latin America should be a mandatory resource.”—Seth McClaskey, Washington Report on the Hemisphere

“Addresses a major challenge to democracy that has, to date, been underresearched and underdocumented.”—David Scott Palmer, Perspectives on Political Science

“A good detailed discussion of regional reform efforts that pays particular attention to police-community partnerships and police-professionalisation projects.”—British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain

Chapter List

List of Figures and Tables

1. Introduction: Citizen Security in Regional Perspective
Joseph S. Tulchin and Heather A. Golding

Part I: Issues and Themes
2. Police Reform and the Process of Democraticization
Hugo Frühling
3. The Control of Police Misconduct in the Americas
Paul Chevigny
4. Citizen Security and Reform of the Criminal Justice System in Latin America
Mauricio Duce and Rogelio Pérez Perdomo
5. The Violent American: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Policy Implications of Social and Domestic Violence
Andrew Morrison, Mayra Buvinic, and Michael Shifter

Part II: Case Studies
6. Citizen Insecurity and Fear: Public and Private Responses in Argentina
Catalina Smulovitz
7. The Militarization of Public Security in Peru
Carlos Basombrío
8. Police-Community Partnerships in Brazil
Paulo de Mesquita Neto and Adiana Loche
9. Experiences with Citizen Participation in Crime Prevention in Central America
Laura Chinchilla
10. Internationalized Crime and the Vulnerability of Small States in the Caribbean
Anthony P. Maingot

Part III: Conclusions and Recommendations
11. Looking Ahead:Steps to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Americas
Joseph S. Tulchin and Heather A. Golding

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