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Fear and crime in Latin America

LucГ­a Dammert

Fear and crime in Latin America

redefining state-society relations

by LucГ­a Dammert

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Published by Routledge in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Violent crimes,
  • Politics and government,
  • Internal security,
  • Democracy,
  • Security (Psychology),
  • The State

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementLucía Dammert
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6810.5 .D35 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25122301M
    ISBN 109780415522113, 9780203116289
    LC Control Number2011048936

    This book explores the psychosocial effects of organized crime and violence in Mexico. Using both theoretical and empirical research, it connects the societal effects of fear and violence people have suffered in Mexico since to the status of countries suffering : Palgrave Pivot. The Economics of Crime addresses a variety of topics, including the impact of kidnappings on investment, mandatory arrest laws, education in prisons, and the relationship between poverty and ining research from within and without Latin America, this book illustrates the broad range of approaches that have been efficacious in studying crime in both developing .

      Violence and crime pose serious threats to the relatively fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume offers timely discussion by attorneys, government and policy officials, and academics from the United States and Latin America of the responses of the state, civil society, and the international community to these threats. The book focuses on the psychosocial effects that organized crime related violence has produced in Mexico. It connects one of the major worries of our times – terrorism – with the conditions of peacel Part of the Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America book series with the conditions of peacelessness that.

    This book highlights historical explanations to and roots of present phenomena of violence, insecurity, and law enforcement in Central America. Violence and crime are among the most discussed topics in Central America today, and sensationalism and fear of crime is as present as the increase of private security, the re-militarization of law. vi THE WELFARE COSTS OF CRIME AND VIOLENCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN the Regional Editor for the Latin American and the Caribbean Global Encyclopedia of Public Admin- istration and Public Policy by the Editor, Springer. Olavarría has published 9 books, 18 book chapters.


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Fear and crime in Latin America by LucГ­a Dammert Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important stumbling block in the region’s process of democratization. After long spells of dictatorships and civil wars, violence in the region was supposed to be under control yet crime rates have continued to skyrocket and citizens remain : Lucía Dammert.

Fear and Crime in Latin America challenges many assumptions and opens an opportunity to discuss an issue that affects everyone with key societal and personal costs.

As crime rates increase and states become even more fragile, fear of crime as a social problem will continue to have an important impact in Latin America. Book Description.

The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime brings together original and international state of the art contributions of theoretical, empirical, policy-related scholarship on the intersection of perceptions of crime, victimisation, vulnerability and risk.

This is timely as fear of crime has now been a focus of scholarly and policy interest for some fifty. “How can the centrality of fear in the daily life of Chileans be explained?” (p. That is the central question that Dr. Lucia Dammert asks in Fear and Crime in Latin America: Redefining State-Society Relations.

She builds her analysis of this phenomenon on. Citizens of Latin American capitals live in constant fear, amidst some of the most dangerous conditions on earth. In that vast region, about thousand people die violently each year, and one out of three citizens has been directly or indirectly victimized by : Paperback.

Citizens in Latin American cities live in constant fear, amidst some of the most dangerous conditions on earth. In that vast region, thousand people die violently each year, and one out of three citizens have been directly or indirectly victimized by violence.

In Venezuela, adults are on average targets of crime seventeen crimes in their lifetimes, four of which are violent. Fear of crime is an important topic for politicians and citizens in Latin America. Social consequences of fear of crime and specifically the perception of being a risk of becoming a victim of a violent crime are manifold.

In the Chilean case, fear has risen in all perspectives, from the general perception of levels of insecurity in the country Cited by: 1. Fear at the Edge First Edition by Juan E. Corradi (Editor) ISBN Format: Paperback. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm.

Contents: Democracy, modernity, and fear in contemporary Chile --Fear as a category for analysis --Violence and crime --The government of security --Santiago: segregation and day-to-day fear --Trust, insecurity, and. By virtually any standard of measurement, Latin America ranks as one of the most violent regions in the world.

Violence and crime pose serious threats to the relatively fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume offers timely discussion by attorneys, government officials, policy analysts, and academics from the United States and Latin America of the.

The U.S. role and actions depend on basic choices by its Latin American ally among three broad types of measures to address dangerous organized crime groups: first, military and intelligence steps; second, law enforcement steps; third, a change in social conditions to the disadvantage of the organized crime group.

InSight Crime is a foundation dedicated to the study of the principal threat to national and citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean. George Orwell knew this well: the great crime that tempts Winston in “” is the reading of a banned book.

The United States used to. Abstract: In this paper, I investigate the changing nature of citizenship in a democratic period marked by very high levels of violent crime.

Throughout Latin America, democratization coincided with a nearly ubiquitous increase in crime and violence, making it the most violent region in the world and placing greater security among citizens’ most urgent demands. Citizens in Latin American cities live in constant fear, amidst some of the most dangerous conditions on earth.

In that vast region, million people die violently each year, and one out of three citizens have been directly or indirectly victimized by violence.

For my part I was amazed to find a country with few traditional problems of violence and crime but high levels of fear.

More than 60% of Chileans believed that they would be victims in the following year, a percentage as high as that of residents of Brazil or Honduras, countries that, at the time faced greater levels of crime and violence.

Get this from a library. Fear and crime in Latin America: redefining state-society relations. [Lucía Dammert] -- "The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute.

Exposure to victimization is concentrated in particular areas of the region; however, fear of crime is widely spread in many Latin American countries and it also impacts negatively on well-being.

It is also shown that domestic violence has a very large impact the well-being of : Mariano Rojas. The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime brings together original and international state of the art contributions of theoretical, empirical, policy-related scholarship on the intersection of perceptions of crime, victimisation, vulnerability and risk.

This is timely as fear of crime has now been a focus of scholarly and policy interest for some fifty years and Cited by: 1. A critical look at the baseless, harmful paranoia spread by our mass media.

Glassner (Sociology/Univ. of Southern California; Career Crash,etc.) identifies the media as major villains in his eye-opening book, which depicts both periodical and TV journalists lusting for the audiences attracted by scare stories (following the dictum, “if it bleeds, it leads”).

Scare topics Author: Barry Glassner. Crowning a decade of innovative efforts in the historical study of law and legal phenomena in the region, Crime and Punishment in Latin America offers a collection of essays that deal with the multiple aspects of the relationship between ordinary people and the law.

Building on a variety of methodological and theoretical trends—cultural history, subaltern studies, new political history. The book is a perfectly executed crime story: red herrings dropped in just the right places, a location full of mist and menace, a tangle of Author: Guardian Staff.Latin America has one of the highest crime rates in the world, creating climates of fear and lawlessness in several countries.

Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to study crime in the region or the effectiveness of policies designed to tackle it. This book makes an important contribution to the current debate on causes and solutions by applying lessons .