By Ricardo D.Salvatore, Carlos Aguirre, Carlos Aguirre, Gilbert M.Joseph, Arlene Díaz, Juan ManuelPalacio, Luis A.González, Dain Borges, Kristin Ruggiero, Lila Caimari, Douglas Hay
Crowning a decade of cutting edge efforts within the historic learn of legislations and criminal phenomena within the sector, Crime and Punishment in Latin the USA deals a set of essays that care for the a number of features of the connection among traditional humans and the legislations. development on various methodological and theoretical trends—cultural heritage, subaltern experiences, new political background, and others—the participants proportion the conviction that legislation and criminal phenomena are the most important parts within the formation and functioning of contemporary Latin American societies and, as such, must be delivered to the leading edge of scholarly debates concerning the region’s earlier and present.While disassociating legislation from a strictly legalist process, the amount showcases a couple of hugely unique experiences on issues akin to the position of legislation in tactics of nation formation and social and political clash, the resonance among criminal and cultural phenomena, and the contested nature of law-enforcing discourses and practices. Treating legislations as an ambiguous and malleable enviornment of fight, the individuals to this volume—scholars from North and Latin the United States who signify the recent wave in felony heritage that has emerged in fresh years-- show that legislation not just produces and reformulates tradition, but in addition shapes and is formed through higher procedures of political, social, fiscal, and cultural swap. additionally, they give worthwhile insights in regards to the ways that criminal structures and cultures in Latin the United States examine to these in England, Western Europe, and the United States.This quantity will attract students in Latin American stories and to these drawn to the social, cultural, and comparative historical past of legislation and criminal phenomena.
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Extra resources for Crime and Punishment in Latin America: Law and Society Since Late Colonial Times
In between, there were isolated performances, reforms that did not congeal, untenable constitutions, and a multiplicity of laws and decrees that bore the marks of liberalism. But liberalism was merely an intermezzo—a brief transition between colonial notions of justice and a justice organized around the principle of social defense. The legal arena provides another enticing opportunity to revisit the failure of liberalism as a viable organization of society-state relations. The study of forms of representation of criminals and their impact on both the formulation of codes and the prosecution of suspects, to mention but one possible course, ought to become a central component in the future development of legal studies in Latin America.
Why was the doctrine of ‘‘social defense’’ able to displace notions of individual responsibility, free will, and the contractual nature of human behavior? Much work of a comparative nature needs to be done to ‘‘place’’ Latin America within contemporary trends in legal thought and ideology. We can no longer take a few essays on moral or legal theory and use them to examine the replication and adaptation of liberalism to postindependence Latin America. For the changes in legal cultures that marked the transition between derecho indiano and derecho patrio were of gargantuan proportions.
P. Thompson and other ‘‘bottom-up historians’’ was felt more powerfully in studies of slavery, peasant rebellions and, especially, labor history. ∞∏ About the same time, a less theoretically oriented trend developed among quantitative urban and social historians. They began to study crime in urban societies such as Buenos Aires, Mexico City, or San Juan, with their interest focused on quantifying crimes, perpetrators, arrests, victims, and the like. Following similar e√orts in Europe and North America (by historians such as Eric Monkkonen, among others), they o√ered insights into issues such as modernization, urbanization, and social change.
Crime and Punishment in Latin America: Law and Society Since Late Colonial Times by Ricardo D.Salvatore, Carlos Aguirre, Carlos Aguirre, Gilbert M.Joseph, Arlene Díaz, Juan ManuelPalacio, Luis A.González, Dain Borges, Kristin Ruggiero, Lila Caimari, Douglas Hay