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State Crime

"When it became increasingly evident that criminal law and policing were being used as tools of oppression by many states, some criminologists began to turn their academic gaze up to the structures of the state and the use and misuse of a government’s monopoly on violence. ..." – By Thomas MacManus

Youth Violence in Latin America

"The Latin America young population is both an expression and a product of the postindustrial society. Inherited disadvantages, structural inequalities, and lack of fundamental rights are intertwined with the region’s colonial and imperial past and the period of military dictatorship and authoritarianism that eroded people’s rights and implemented a harsh punitive criminal and police system. ..." – By Arturo Alvarado Mendoza and Gabriel Tenenbaum Ewig

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