Curbing Homicides in Latin America: What Works/What Doesn't

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Which policies have been effective in reducing homicides? A study guide for Latin America's newly elected leaders.

As new presidents take charge throughout Latin America in 2018, they will be looking for effective policies to reduce homicide. Here is a list of options, compiled by Amercias Quarterly in consultation with security experts around the region. Many clearly do work. Others may have positive effects on society, but their impact on the murder rate is still unclear. One has obviously failed. Overall, it's clear that years of experimentation and research have provided a clear picture of what governments should – and should not – do. 

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