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Crime in Latin America: 

By developing a culturally sensitive life-course criminology, Crime in Latin America (CRIMLA) aims to understand the role of family, employment, culture and the state in criminal trajectories and careers in Latin America. Combining criminological theory, with institutional, cultural, and narrative studies, the objective is to develop research and theorizing from the Global South.

CRIMLA will expand generate unique theorisation, by doing 300 repeated qualitative life-story interviews with incarcerated women and men in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras

Crime in Latin America (CRIMLA) is funded by the Research Council of Norway Grant for scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the international research front.

CRIMLA, headed by professor in criminology Sveinung Sandberg, explores the overall research question ‘What is the best way to theorize and understand the criminal careers and life-course trajectories of Latin American offenders?’ 

Fieldwork in Brazil and Latin America is led by David R. Goyes.

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