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The following documents are research studies on the major issues of crime and violence affecting the American States.  This section seeks to publish the results of the investigations led in the context of the work done by the Department of Public Security of the OAS, along with the Ministerial Process on Public Security.
The perspectives expressed in these documents do not necessarily reflect the official stance of the OAS or its Member States. 

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Public and Private Security in the Andes (Spanish only)





Public and Private Security in the Americas (Spanish only)





Public Security in Urban Conglomerates: Institutional Response


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