Special Reports

Judicial Reform in Mexico. Toward a New Criminal Justice System

Matthew C. Ingram and David A. Shirk

May 2010

Mexico has been gradually implementing a series of reforms that will dramatically improve public security and the administration of justice over the next decade. Thus, procedural reforms targeting the judicial sector are, at best, a long-term solution to the problems of crime and violence that have motivated them. Careful analysis is therefore needed to evaluate what judicial reformers hope to accomplish, and what can be achieved realistically in the near term future.


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