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The Impact of Judicial Reform on Crime Victimization and Trust in Institutions in Mexico
Violence and Victims (2015)
  • Luisa Blanco, Pepperdine University
Abstract

This article studies the impact of judicial reform in Mexico. It does so using a survey about crime victimization and perceptions of insecurity (Encuesta Nacional Sobre la Inseguridad [ENSI]) between 2005, 2008, and 2009 in 11 Mexican cities, 3 of which implemented the reform in 2007 and 2008. This analysis shows that judicial reform not only reduces victimization but also lowers perceptions of security. Although we find that judicial reform has a negative effect on trust in the local and federal police, judicial reform reduces the probability of being asked by the transit police for a bribe.

Keywords
  • institutions,
  • crime,
  • judicial reform,
  • Latin America
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter November 30, 2015
Publisher Statement
link to working paper version. Violence and Victims publication is forthcomming
Citation Information
Luisa Blanco. "The Impact of Judicial Reform on Crime Victimization and Trust in Institutions in Mexico" Violence and Victims (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luisa_blanco/31/