Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Arthur Gilbert, Ph.D.
Paul Viotti, Ph.D.
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Police
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.
Ippolito, Gabriella A., "An Evaluation of the Potential Impact of Community Oriented Policing in Latin America" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 303.
Received from ProQuest
Gabriella A. Ippolito
Latin American studies, Political Science