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History of Infamy : Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico (Paperback) (Pablo Piccato)
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A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and the truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Facing the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this time, the criminal news beat and crime fiction flourished. Civil society’s search for truth and justice lead, paradoxically, to the normalization of extrajudicial violence and neglect for the rights of victims. As Piccato demonstrates, ordinary people in Mexico have made crime and punishment central concerns of the public sphere during the last century, and in doing so have shaped how crime and violence took form over time.
Number of Pages: 368
Sub-Genre: Mexico, History
Series Title: Violence in Latin American History
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Pablo Piccato
Street Date: April 25, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-1158
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