Feb 16 2022
Ep. 003 - Understanding and Confronting Latin American Gangs
Today’s episode is part of our Seminar Series, in which we facilitate discussions on work conducted by teams of academic researchers and practitioners that relates to one of four thematic topics: 1) Crime Reduction & Police Accountability, 2) Climate Change Governance, 3) Displacement, Migration, & Integration, and 4) Democracy, Conflict, & Polarization.This episode focuses on Crime Reduction and Police Accountability, presenting a discussion with Joana Monteiro (FGV/EBAPE), Santiago Tobón (Universidad EAFIT), and Andrés Tobón (Universidad EAFIT). Together, the panelists bring expertise studying the structure, operations, and societal impact of gangs in different contexts, including Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru. In this episode, they discuss what we know and don’t know about gangs, the challenges faced by policymakers in confronting these organizations, and the ways in which researchers and practitioners can come together to address these difficult issues. Lucia Tiscorina (CIDE) moderates the conversation.