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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

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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