Date of Award

1-1-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Arthur Gilbert

Second Advisor

Paul Viotti

Keywords

Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Police

Abstract

Gabriella Ippolito

An Evaluation of the Potential Impact of Community Oriented Policing in Latin America Dr. Arthur Gilbert

August 2013

Abstract: This thesis examines the potential impact of community oriented policing in Latin America through a series of case studies from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and El Salvador dating from the early 1990's to the present. They are analyzed through a typology that organizes community oriented policing strategies according to costliness to the police. Costliness is defined as the amount of power that the police have to renounce to the community to implement a certain strategy. The thesis concludes that community oriented policing is an improvement over militarized policing strategies as it has the possibility to enhance both human security and state legitimacy in the region.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Gabriella Ippolito

File size

89 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Latin American studies, Political Science

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