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Building Social Democracy Through Transitional Justice: Lessons from Argentina (1983–2015)

  • Diego Zysman Quirós
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Abstract

Contributing to the growing body of scholarship about Southern criminology, this chapter examines the punishment of common crimes and crimes of the state together in a comprehensive approach. After summarizing three moments in the Argentine transition to democracy, the chapter will consider the role of the collective memory of human rights violations through court proceedings relating to common crime and punishment. It also highlights how the collective experience of state terror victims influenced the response to common crime through an emerging victims’ movement and by tackling state crimes that had previously gone unprosecuted. Finally, this chapter considers the impact of state crime trials on general punitiveness and informal societal reactions to crime.

Keywords

Punishment Crime Democracy Transitional justice Argentina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Zysman Quirós
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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