Murder and Violence in Modern Latin America

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Written by leading scholars from the Americas and Europe, this is a thorough assessment of state-supported murder and violence in Latin America. * Examines the trajectory of murder and violence in the region over the past two centuries and elucidates theories and trends regarding violence since the end of colonial rule * Covers topics such as the disappeared, the rise of drug cartels and narco-violence, physical violence against wives, the judging and sentencing of violent crimes, genocide, and state terrorism * Explains and applies macro-level theories regarding the rise of civilization, state building, and violence to contemporary Latin America * Demonstrates the complexity of an issue at the forefront of life and politics in the region today