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Policing the Poor in the World's Cities: Perspectives from the Philippines and Latin America

  • 40 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

This panel aims to explore the nexus between urban poverty, policing, and violence. It will explore how violence is woven into the fabric of policing strategies that have focused on the security and safety of the rich and the middle class, and on criminalizing the poor as thieves, drug addicts, and scoundrels. Seen in this light, the war on crime is but the latest expression of a decades-long war against the urban poor.


- Mary Racelis, The Long Struggle for Rights in the City: Perspectives from the Philippines

- Ronald Mendoza, Using News Reports to Estimate Drug Casualties in the Philippines

- Bruno Paes Manzo, Citizen Security and Homicides in Brazil: Patterns and Variations

- Ronna Risquez, Police Violence and Death Squads in Venezuela

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Hosted by: 


  • Columbia Journalism School

  • NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

  • NYU Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies