Crime and punishment in Colombia

During the 1990s, Colombia was considered one of the most violent countries in the world. Banditry, communist guerrilla groups, right?wing paramilitaries, drug cartels together with a sophisticated and versatile organized crime drew a violent landscape of murder. Although national homicide rate has...

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Autor Principal: Ruiz Vásquez, Juan Carlos
Formato: Capítulo de libro (Book Chapter)
Publicado: John Wiley and Sons 2015
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/29869
https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118519639.wbecpx178
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spelling ir-10336-298692020-09-11T21:06:46Z Crime and punishment in Colombia Crimen y castigo en Colombia Ruiz Vásquez, Juan Carlos Crime Community policing Conflict Drugs Law enforcement Mafia Organized crime Police Violence During the 1990s, Colombia was considered one of the most violent countries in the world. Banditry, communist guerrilla groups, right?wing paramilitaries, drug cartels together with a sophisticated and versatile organized crime drew a violent landscape of murder. Although national homicide rate has fallen from 1995, Colombia remains a violent country. Scholars have tried to identify the causes of this entrenched and inveterate violence, without finding a definite answer. Practitioners have proposed few citizen security programs, often withering away and erratic, showing that there is no real policy with a strong leadership remaining. In contrast, the Colombian police force has played a pivotal role in dismantling numbers of delinquency networks and contributing to crime reduction. 2015-12-28 2020-09-11T21:06:46Z info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISBN: 9781118519714 EISBN: 9781118519639 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/29869 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118519639.wbecpx178 info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess application/pdf John Wiley and Sons The Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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topic Crime
Community policing
Conflict
Drugs
Law enforcement
Mafia
Organized crime
Police
Violence
spellingShingle Crime
Community policing
Conflict
Drugs
Law enforcement
Mafia
Organized crime
Police
Violence
Ruiz Vásquez, Juan Carlos
Crime and punishment in Colombia
description During the 1990s, Colombia was considered one of the most violent countries in the world. Banditry, communist guerrilla groups, right?wing paramilitaries, drug cartels together with a sophisticated and versatile organized crime drew a violent landscape of murder. Although national homicide rate has fallen from 1995, Colombia remains a violent country. Scholars have tried to identify the causes of this entrenched and inveterate violence, without finding a definite answer. Practitioners have proposed few citizen security programs, often withering away and erratic, showing that there is no real policy with a strong leadership remaining. In contrast, the Colombian police force has played a pivotal role in dismantling numbers of delinquency networks and contributing to crime reduction.
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author Ruiz Vásquez, Juan Carlos
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title Crime and punishment in Colombia
title_short Crime and punishment in Colombia
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publisher John Wiley and Sons
publishDate 2015
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/29869
https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118519639.wbecpx178
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