Citizens and police: study on the mobilization of legal resources for the consolidation of the rule of law

Project: Research

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Knowing and complying with the law are fundamental acts for strengthening the rule of law; However, around these there are factors that hinder its development. Starting from the fact that cooperation between citizens and the police is a key factor for the reduction of criminal acts in societies with a fragile state of law, this investigation takes the case of Lima, capital of Peru, to analyze the conception of the citizenship with respect to the law and the police (legal conscience) and its relation with the citizen action of resorting to the State and its institutions to reach demands or complaints (legal mobilization). The work is part of the line of studies that investigate why people do not use the legal system (distrust, corruption, inefficiency, complexity of the process, etc.).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/1931/03/20