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Politics and History of Violence and Crime in Central America
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Sebastian Huhn, Hannes Warnecke-Berger
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-24 - Publisher: Springer

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
Violence and Crime in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Gema SantamarĂ­a, David Carey
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-21 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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
The Oxford Handbook of Central American History
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Robert H. Holden
Categories: Central America
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Central America is a region defined primarily by its geographical configuration as a canal-friendly isthmus, and its three-century history as the Spanish Kingdom of Guatemala. Having gained independence in 1821, the Kingdom broke up into the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica after two turbulent decades
Linking Political Violence and Crime in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Kirsten Howarth, Jenny H. Peterson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-10 - Publisher: Lexington Books

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
The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime
Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Murray Lee, Gabe Mythen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-01 - Publisher: Routledge

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