Voices of crime: constructing and contesting social control in modern Latin America

"The book is a collection of essays looking at histories of crime and justice in Latin America, with a focus on social history and the interactions between state institutions, the press, and social groups. It argues that crime in Latin America is best understood from the "bottom up" -...

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Contributors: Huertas Castillo, Luz (Publisher) ; Lucero, Bonnie A. (Editor) ; Swedberg, Gregroy J. (Publisher) ; Salvatore, Ricardo Donato (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Tucson The University of Arizona Press [2016]
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Summary:"The book is a collection of essays looking at histories of crime and justice in Latin America, with a focus on social history and the interactions between state institutions, the press, and social groups. It argues that crime in Latin America is best understood from the "bottom up" -- not just as the exercise of power from the state. The book seeks to document and illustrate the "every day" experiences of crime in particular settings, emphasizing under-researched historical actors such as criminals, victims, and police officers"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-255) and index
Physical Description:xi, 267 Seiten Illustrationen 24 cm
ISBN:9780816533046