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Published: 05 November 2019

228 Pages


ISBN: 9780198798460

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Intimate Crimes

Kidnapping, Gangs, and Trust in Mexico City

Rolando Ochoa

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Outlines the political and economic history of kidnapping in Mexico from the 1970s onwards, and analyses how people navigate the risk of being kidnapped
  • Looks at how policy responses to kidnapping have shaped the development of this crime and how failure to enhance the rule of law has resulted in higher kidnapping rates
  • New, in-depth research on a difficult topic, presenting hard-to-access information
  • Based on a year of field research and over 70 formal interviews, as well as hundreds of informal ones

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