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Indigenous Peoples and Criminology

"Indigenous criminology has developed since the start of the 21st century as a result of the regeneration of Indigenous epistemologies and reinvigoration of Indigenous critique of the criminal justice practices of settler-colonial states. ..." – By Juan Marcellus Tauri

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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