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Title: Understanding support for Mano Dura strategies: Lessons from Brazil and Colombia
Authors: Rosen, Jonathan
Cutrona, Sebastian
Keywords: Mano dura
Organized crime
Public opinion
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2020
Publisher: Trends in Organized Crime
Citation: Rosen, J.D., Cutrona, S. Understanding support for Mano Dura strategies: Lessons from Brazil and Colombia. Trends in Organanized Crime (2020)
Abstract: There are many scholarly works focusing on organized crime and violence in Latin America. Scholars have shown empirically that tough on crime strategies have had collateral damages and have not been effective. By conducting logistic regression models using individual country survey data, this work seeks to analyze why tough on crime policies remain popular in some Latin American countries despite the decades of research criticizing these strategies. This article explores the cases of Colombia and Brazil, which have long histories of gang activity, organized crime, and violence. These countries also have elected presidential candidates who campaigned on iron fist strategies.
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