Colombian Criminal Justice in Crisis: Fear and Distrust (St Antony's) (Hardcover)
Most people believe that criminal justice in Colombia is rife with impunity and corruption. Elvira Mar a Restrepo delves beneath such beliefs to reveal a system driven at a fundamental level by fear and distrust from outside the system itself. With the present difficulties in the country tantamount to a state of irregular war, the judiciary is in crisis. It has to contribute to the construction of peace and the reconstruction of trust, or perish.