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What People are Saying

“By focusing on citizen-police relations, and the specific attempts to improve them, this book brings out one of the most important issues for citizen security in democracy today.”—Mark Ungar, City University of New York

“An impressive collection of essays… an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners.”—Ruth Stanley, Journal of Latin American Studies

Chapter List

List of Tables and Figures

1. Introduction: Toward a Society Under Law
Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

Part I. Issues and Themes
2. The Impact of Community Policing and Police Reform in Latin America
Hugo Frühling
3. Advocacy Networks and Police Reform: Assessing Their Impact
Claudio Fuentes
4. Crime and Social Policies in Latin American Urban Centers
Claudio C. Beato F.
5. Measuring the Costs of Crime and Violence as an Input to Public Policy: Evidence from Mexico City
Graciela Teruel, Renata Villoro, Andrew Morrison, and James Hammit

Part II. Case Studies
6. Paths toward Police and Judicial Reform in Latin America
Paulo de Mesquita Neto
7. Police Reform in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Chile
Heather H. Ward
8. Citizen Participation and Public Security in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile: Lessons from an Initial Experience
Catalina Smulovitz
9. Citizen Security Policy in Argentina: The National Crime Prevention Plan
Alberto Föhrig, Julia S. Pomares, and Cecilia Gortari
10. Civilian Oversight of Security in Peru: The Testimony of a Participant
Carlos Basombrío
11. Elements for a Study of Crime in Mexico City
Arturo Alvarado Mendoza

Part III. Conclusions and Recommendations
12. Conclusion: Security and the Rule of Law in a Democratic Society
Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

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