Spring 2020 Conflict Series—Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals and Police in Latin America
Co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU's School for Professional Studies, The Program in International Relations at NYU's GSAS, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner
Date:March 03, 2020
Time:12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012
Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.
Why do victims of criminal extortion resist victimization in different ways? Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, argues that the nature of pre-existing associational institutions and whether police are autonomous from criminal actors shapes the nature and trajectory of collective responses to criminal extortion. The study compares responses to criminal extortion in Colombia, El Salvador, and Mexico.
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