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What People are Saying

“An extraordinarily thorough analysis.”—Choice

“Very few scholars in the field have the grasp of recent changes in and problems of systems of citizen security in Latin America that this author has. His vision is comprehensive, extending from policing to the judiciary to the prison system.”—Anthony W. Pereira, Tulane University

Chapter List

List of Illustrations
Acronyms and Abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Realms of Change and Obstacles to Citizen Security Reform

3. Citizen Security and Democracy

4. Honduras

5. Bolivia

6. Argentina

7. Overcoming Obstacles to Reform

8. Conclusion

Appendix A: National Homicide Rates, 1995–2009
Appendix B: Citizen Security Structures and Police Ranks

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