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A History of Infamy

Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

Pablo Piccato

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A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this period, criminal news and crime fiction flourished. Civil society’s search for truth and justice led, paradoxically, to the normalization of extrajudicial violence and neglect of the rights of victims. As Pablo Piccato demonstrates, ordinary people in Mexico have made crime and punishment central concerns of the public sphere during the last century, and in doing so have shaped crime and violence in our times.

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true crime, violence, mexican, mexican government, history, justice system, justice, police system, crime fiction, criminal investigation, politics, crime and punishment, mexico, revolution, latin america, revolutionary, safety, police, crime, criminal, political, policing, 20th century, mexican politics, social history, judicial system, post revolution, criminal law, public sphere, danger, criminal justice