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Frontera norte

On-line version ISSN 2594-0260Print version ISSN 0187-7372

Abstract

RAMOS GARCIA, José María. Border Public Security: Administration, Context, and Policy Redefinition. Frontera norte [online]. 2002, vol.14, n.28, pp.47-81. ISSN 2594-0260.

This article examines certain practices within public-security administration, with an emphasis on both the limits of the role of the police and the social factors that lead to public insecurity along the border, particularly m the case of the state of Baja California, Mexico. One the article's fundamental points is the need for border-area governments and bureaucratic entities to redesign decision-making processes related to public-security issues, with the goal of incorporating the main structural factors that affect the local and transborder spheres.

Keywords : public security; public administration; delinquent; Baja California; US.-Mexico border.

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