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Looking Backward to Address the Future? Transitional Justice, Rising Crime, and Nation-Building

Cavallaro, James L.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Maine Law Review, vol. 60:461-475

The author proposes that the greatest threat to internal stability is not terrorism but non-political violent crime or so-called “street violence.” He argues then that nations in the state of transition to democracy ought to spend more of their resources developing measures that cope with an increase in street violence rather than on focusing solely on redressing the institutionalized violence of the previous government.


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