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Security & Strategic Review - December 2018

The trouble with the police

Latin America’s police forces are not doing very well. They are often seen as ineffective, untrustworthy, and corrupt, and accused of failing to stem a wave of crime and violence. They are constantly undergoing reform, but with little apparent success. A new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), ‘Police Transformation in Latin America by 2030’, looks at some of the issues that may shape policing in Latin America by 2030.

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