Gangs and Crime in Latin America

Gangs and Crime in Latin America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1422332888
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Gangs and Crime in Latin America

Gangs and Crime in Latin America
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gang prevention
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Keeping democracy on track hotspots in Latin America hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives One Hundred Ninth Congress first session September 28 2005

Keeping democracy on track   hotspots in Latin America   hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations  House of Representatives  One Hundred Ninth Congress  first session  September 28  2005
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1422333159
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping democracy on track hotspots in Latin America hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives One Hundred Ninth Congress first session September 28 2005 Book Excerpt:

Gangs and Crime in Latin America

Gangs and Crime in Latin America
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gang prevention
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Gangs and Crime in Latin America

Gangs and Crime in Latin America
Author: United States. Congress,United States House of Representatives,Committee on International Relations
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN: 9781984903686
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Gangs and crime in Latin America : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, April 20, 2005.

Linking Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Linking Political Violence and Crime in Latin America
Author: Kirsten Howarth,Jenny H. Peterson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1498507204
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Political Violence and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

This book examines the relationship between politics, crime, and violence in Latin America with the aim of moving away from overly simplified views of the region. Instead, it engages in deeper structural analysis, making use of a range of approaches with the wider aim of improving policies that seek to reduce the impact of crime-related violence.

Prisons and Crime in Latin America

Prisons and Crime in Latin America
Author: Marcelo Bergman,Gustavo Fondevila
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-28
ISBN: 1108864074
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prisons and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking work examines Latin America's prison crisis and the failure of mass incarceration policies. As crime rates rose over the past few decades, policy makers adopted incarceration as the primary response to public outcry. Yet, as the number of inmates increased, crime rates only continued to grow. Presenting new cross-national data based on extensive surveys of inmates throughout the region, this book explains the transformation of prisons from instruments of incapacitation, deterrence, and rehabilitation to drivers of violence and criminality. Bergman and Fondevila highlight the impacts of internal drug markets and the dramatic increase in the number of imprisoned women. Furthermore, they show how prisons are not isolated from society - they are sites of active criminal networks, with many inmates maintaining fluid criminal connections with the outside world. Rather than reducing crime, prisons have become an integral part of the crime problem in Latin America.

Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean

Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: R. Evan Ellis
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 1498567975
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of transnational organized crime in Latin America. It explores the geography of illicit activities, analyzes the relationships of specific groups, assesses the approaches of regional governments to combatting transnational organized crime, and recommends future action for regional governments and US policymakers.

Crime Violence and the State in Latin America

Crime  Violence and the State in Latin America
Author: Jonathan D. Rosen,Hanna Samir Kassab
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 1000164330
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Violence and the State in Latin America Book Excerpt:

In this succinct text, Jonathan D. Rosen and Hanna Samir Kassab explore the linkage between weak institutions and government policies designed to combat drug trafficking, organized crime, and violence in Latin America. Using quantitative analysis to examine criminal violence and publicly available survey data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) to conduct regression analysis, individual case studies on Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua highlight the major challenges that governments face and how they have responded to various security issues. Rosen and Kassab later turn their attention to the role of external criminal actors in the region and offer policy recommendations and lessons learned. Questions explored include: What are the major trends in organized crime in this country? How has organized crime evolved over time? Who are the major criminal actors? How has state fragility contributed to organized crime and violence (and vice versa)? What has been the government’s response to drug trafficking and organized crime? Have such policies contributed to violence? Crime, Violence and the State in Latin America is suitable to both undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice, international relations, political science, comparative politics, international political economy, organized crime, drug trafficking, and violence.

GANGS AND CRIME IN LATIN AMERICA HEARING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS U S HOUSE OF REPS 109TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

GANGS AND CRIME IN LATIN AMERICA    HEARING    COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  U S  HOUSE OF REPS     109TH CONGRESS  1ST SESSION
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006*
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GANGS AND CRIME IN LATIN AMERICA HEARING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS U S HOUSE OF REPS 109TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION Book Excerpt:

Youth Violence in Latin America

Youth Violence in Latin America
Author: G. Jones
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009-10-26
ISBN: 023010133X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Violence in Latin America Book Excerpt:

This volume provides a systematic overview of the contemporary Latin American youth violence phenomenon. The authors focus specifically on youth gangs, juvenile justice issues, and applied research concerns, providing a rounded and balanced exploration of this increasingly important topic.

More Money More Crime

More Money  More Crime
Author: Marcelo Bergman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190608773
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Money More Crime Book Excerpt:

While worldwide crime is declining overall, criminality in Latin America has reached unprecedented levels that have ushered in social unrest and political turmoil. Despite major political and economic gains, crime has increased in every Latin American country over the past 25 years, currently making this region the most crime-ridden and violent in the world. Over the past two decades, Latin America has enjoyed economic growth, poverty and inequality reduction, rising consumer demand, and spreading democracy, but it also endured a dramatic outbreak of violence and property crimes. In More Money, More Crime, Marcelo Bergman argues that prosperity enhanced demand for stolen and illicit goods supplied by illegal rackets. Crime surged as weak states and outdated criminal justice systems could not meet the challenge posed by new profitably criminal enterprises. Based on large-scale data sets, including surveys from inmates and victims, Bergman analyzes the development of crime as a business in the region, and the inability-and at times complicity-of state agencies and officers to successfully contain it. While organized crime has grown, Latin American governments have lacked the social vision to promote sustainable upward mobility, and have failed to improve the technical capacities of law enforcement agencies to deter criminality. The weak state responses have only further entrenched the influence of criminal groups making them all the more difficult to dismantle. More Money, More Crime is a sobering study that foresees a continued rise in violence while prosperity increases unless governments develop appropriate responses to crime and promote genuine social inclusion.

Gangs Crime

Gangs   Crime
Author: Alistair Fraser
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN: 1526421844
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs Crime Book Excerpt:

This book takes students on a guided tour of the gang phenomenon through history, as well as current representations of gangs in literature and media. It includes: - A detailed global overview of gang culture, covering, amongst others, Glasgow, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai - A chapter on researching gangs which covers quantitative and qualitative methods - Extra chapter features such as key terms, chapter overviews, study questions and further reading suggestions. Alistair Fraser brings together gang-literature and critical perspectives in a refreshingly new way, exploring ‘gangs’ as a social group with a long and fascinating history.

Gangs and Crime in Latin America Serial No 109 96 April 20 2005 109 1 Hearing

Gangs and Crime in Latin America  Serial No  109 96  April 20  2005  109 1 Hearing
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006*
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs and Crime in Latin America Serial No 109 96 April 20 2005 109 1 Hearing Book Excerpt:

Violence and Crime in Latin America

Violence and Crime in Latin America
Author: Gema Santamaría,David Carey
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 0806158808
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence and Crime in Latin America Book Excerpt:

According to media reports, Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world—a distinction it held throughout the twentieth century. The authors of Violence and Crime in Latin America contend that perceptions and representations of violence and crime directly impact such behaviors, creating profound consequences for the political and social fabric of Latin American nations. Written by distinguished scholars of Latin American history, sociology, anthropology, and political science, the essays in this volume range from Mexico and Argentina to Colombia and Brazil in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, addressing such issues as extralegal violence in Mexico, the myth of indigenous criminality in Guatemala, and governments’ selective blindness to violent crime in Brazil and Jamaica. The authors in this collection examine not only the social construction and political visibility of violence and crime in Latin America, but the justifications for them as well. Analytically and historically, these essays show how Latin American citizens have sanctioned criminal and violent practices and incorporated them into social relations, everyday practices, and institutional settings. At the same time, the authors explore the power struggles that inform distinctions between illegitimate versus legitimate violence. Violence and Crime in Latin America makes a substantive contribution to understanding a key problem facing Latin America today. In its historical depth and ethnographic reach, this original and thought-provoking volume enhances our understanding of crime and violence throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Drugs Gangs and Violence

Drugs  Gangs  and Violence
Author: Jonathan D. Rosen,Hanna Samir Kassab
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 3319944517
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs Gangs and Violence Book Excerpt:

This book examines the nature of transnational organized crime and gangs, and how these diverse organizations contribute to violence, especially in so-called fragile states across Central and Latin America. While the nature of organized crime and violence differs depending on the context, the authors explain how and why states plagued by weak institutions tend to foster criminal organizations and violence, and why counter-crime initiatives often result in higher levels of violence. By examining the consequences of tough on crime policies (e.g., mano dura) in places like Mexico, El Salvador, and Colombia, the volume offers a new perspective on the link between state fragility, crime, and violence.

Gangs in Central America

Gangs in Central America
Author: Clare Ribando Seelke
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2010-05
ISBN: 1437927637
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs in Central America Book Excerpt:

Contents: (1) Background on Violent Crime; (2) Scope of the Gang Problem: Defining Gangs; Transnational Gangs; Factors Exacerbating the Gang Problem; Poverty and a Lack of Educ. and Employ. Opport.; Societal Stigmas; Role of the Media; Anti-Gang Law Enforce. Efforts; Prisons in Need of Reform; U.S. Deportations; (3) Country Anti-Gang Efforts: Mano Dura (Heavy-Handed) Anti-Gang Policies; Effects of Mano Dura Policies?; Alternative Approaches; Prospects for Country Prevention and Rehab. Efforts; Regional and Multilateral Efforts; OAS; Multilateral Develop. Banks and Donor Agencies; (4) U.S. Policy: Congressional Interest; U.S. Internat. Anti-Gang Efforts; State Dept.; Justice Dept.; USAID; Policy Approaches and Concerns.

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America
Author: Michael Shifter
Publsiher: Council on Foreign Relations
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN: 0876095481
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America Book Excerpt:

In this Council Special Report, sponsored by the Center for Preventive Action, Shifter assesses the causes and consequences of the violence faced by several Central American countries, and examines the national, regional, and international efforts intended to curb its worst effects.

Latin American Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century

Latin American Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century
Author: M. Nilsson,J. Gustafsson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN: 113700312X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Written by a diverse group of scholars and practitioners from Latin America, the US and Europe and taking into consideration the recent global financial crisis,the book offers a multifaceted insight into the expectations as well as the possible threats related to Latin America's incorporation into the sphere of global interconnectedness.

Criminal Insurgents in Mexico and Latin America

Criminal Insurgents in Mexico and Latin America
Author: Robert Bunker & John Sullivan, Editors
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 1491759801
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Insurgents in Mexico and Latin America Book Excerpt:

The 4th Small Wars Journal—El Centro anthology comes at a pivotal time, roughly a third of the way through the term, for the Enrique Peña Nieto administration in Mexico. The mass kidnapping and execution of 43 rural student teachers in Iguala, Guerrero in late September 2014 has only served to further highlight the corruptive effects of organized crime on the public institutions in that country. In addition, many other states in Latin America are now suffering at the hands of criminal insurgents who are threatening their citizens and challenging their sovereign rights. Dave Dilegge, SWJ Editor-in-Chief