Crime

Scholarly Publications

The Rule of Law as Transition to Democracy in China

December 2003

This paper assesses Pan Wei's proposal for a 'consultative rule of law system' for China, finding it a potentially important step along the path of political reform.

Democracy and Economic Reform: Tensions, Compatibilities, and Strategies for Reconciliation

March 1995

Five years after the dramatic fall of communism in Eastern Europe, there is an opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of different forms of liberalization.The most obvious and controversial...

Addressing State Failure

July 2005

In today's increasingly interconnected world, weak and failed states pose an acute risk to U.S. and global security.

Other Publications

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

News

Zimbabwean activist defends human rights

January 2011

On January 4, the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law launched the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series featuring activist...

With a new president and an old party, Mexico faces uncertain future

July 2012

Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico's president promising to curb the country's drug-related violence.

Latest research examines link between violence and economic growth

February 2013

In a report for the Inter-American Development Bank, CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance research team explores the relationships between economic outputs and drug trafficking violence in...

Events

Transitional Justice and the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia

January 10, 2007

Motoo Noguchi is a professor at UNAFEI (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders) in Tokyo, serving concurrently as senior attorney at...

Film screening of Patricio Guzman's The Pinochet Case and Q&A with Carlos Castresana

February 1, 2007

The Pinochet Case Patricio Guzman's The Pinochet Case investigates the legal origins of the case against Augusto Pinochet, the general who overthrew President Salvador Allende of Chile in 1973....

Is Democracy Promotable?

October 17, 2008

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has worked since 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Projects

The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) confront critical challenges as they attempt to reform and reduce the incidence of the use of lethal force.
English

The Incidence of Criminal Activity Near Schools in Mexico

The consequences of organized crime related violence for education are tragic.
English

Multimedia

Violence and Policing in Latin American and US Cities Conference Presentations and Videos

April 2014

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Beatriz Magaloni (on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico)

June 2015

This speech was given by Beatriz Magaloni on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni and is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio: Beatriz...

Humberto Leon, "Reforma" Newspaper (Mexico)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Humberto Padgett Leon is a journalist and writer with extensive experience...

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Luis Rodriguez Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL