Revista Fuerzas Armadas y Sociedad
Print version ISSN 0717-1498
DAMMERT, Lucia and BAILEY, John. Police force reform and military participation against delinquency.Translated bySin-Yin Antonela Andreani Chia. Rev. fuerzas armadas soc. [online]. 2006, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0717-1498.
In recent years, levels of fear and insecurity have risen throughout Latin America, as levels of public confidence in the police have continued to drop. On one hand, these trends have made evident the pressing need for police reform. On the other, they have fueled public pressure to enlist the armed forces to assist the police in combating crime, drugs, and other threats to internal security. This article examines the context for this emergent militarization, particularly as it relates to recent crime trends. It presents some of the reforms that have been carried out in the region, and concludes by discussing some of the future challenges likely to face institutions of public security.
Keywords : Public Security; Armed Forces; Police Force; Governability; democracy.