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Beatriz Magaloni: Data illuminate the cycle of police violence in Latin America

A professor of political science explains why police violence is so acute in Latin America and how societies might reverse the inequalities at the heart of it all.
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In Latin America, and across the globe, poverty, violence, and governance are intimately related. | Shutterstock/Jesse33

Beatriz Magaloni is a lawyer and a professor of political science who studies the challenges at the intersection of governance, poverty, and police violence in Latin America.

On this episode of Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything podcast, Magaloni tells host Russ Altman that the solution to these challenges begins with studying the root causes as explained by people living in the communities that are most impacted.

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