(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Zero tolerance in Latin America. Punitive paradox in urban policy mobilities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SWANSON K. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, State Univ., San Diego, ETATS-UNIS


In this paper, the A. develops a critical analysis of the punitive inequalities of zero tolerance policing in Latin American cities, and the consequences for marginalized and racialized youth. He also explores the emergence of a new, unexpected consequence of zero tolerance: the South-North migration of undocumented people. He demonstrates that politicians should focus on bottom up solutions to tackle the chronic poverty, inequality and marginality in the region. He concludes that state resources could be used to create jobs, infrastructure, youth programs and education


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no7 [pp. 972-988]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.



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