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dc.contributor.authorStippel J.A.
dc.contributor.authorSerrano Moreno J.E.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:28:47Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier10.5204/ijcjsd.v7i4.1075
dc.identifier.citation7, 4, 33-50
dc.identifier.issn22027998
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/6346
dc.descriptionIn the last decade, Bolivia, as with most countries in the region, has seen an unprecedented increase of its prison population. This is often explained as the consequence of a punitive populism sweeping Latin America. Our article investigates what triggered this punitive turn in Bolivia by identifying some of thefactors that impact crime policy and growing prison populations since the election of president Evo Morales in 2006. We argue that a complex array of local and international factors and shifts in crime policy to harden approaches to domestic violence led to steep increases in remand populations. Combined with other inefficiencies in the criminal justice system, this led to sustained increases in the prison population throughout most of this period. This study is based on new and previously unstudied statistical data produced by the Bolivian institutions in charge of implementing crime policy. © The Author(s) 2018.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherQueensland University of Technology
dc.subjectBolivia
dc.subjectCriminal policy
dc.subjectPenal populism
dc.subjectPrison population
dc.subjectPunitive turn
dc.titleExplanations for the punitive turn of crime policy in Bolivia, 2006‐2016
dc.typeReview


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