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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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CASTRO FERNANDEZ, Juan Diego. ¿Inseguridad o temor?: Impunidad, politiquería y posibles soluciones. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.2, pp.99-109. ISSN 2215-5287.

Over the past fifteen years, the insecurity that supports Costa Rican society, has worsened dramatically, while the criminal policy of recent governments has been inconsistent and ineffective. Some mantain that the problem is of perception or simple fear, but from July 2007 to July 2008, 28% of of the homes of these country said that they had been victims of any crime or aggression, while in 1997 this percentage was of 15%. Also the judicial level of answer to the victims of delinquency does not superpasse 10% and impunity has grown excessively. The solutions at the legislative, police, judiciary and prisons levels are simple but they have a great obstacle: the lack of will of politician leaders.

Keywords : Insecurity; fear of delinquency; victimize; impunity; police; administration of penal justice; jail; victim; disobedience; crime of triviality; offender recidivism; restorative justice; citizen participation; Penal Code; Penal Procedure Code; Political Constitution.

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