Comparative approach to the study of citizen security

Project: Research Project

Project Details


At present, the police forces of the world have had to assume much more active roles, translating into a diffusion and expansion of their tasks. Today, they protect, alert, supervise, investigate, transmit, and establish public relations with citizens. However, this greater dynamic has been registered in an environment of legal, financial and technical and human resource restrictions, which have exerted greater pressure on these organizations, guiding them towards transformation and modernization processes.
However, although security is one of the essential concerns of citizens, especially in Latin America, this has not been reflected in a greater interest of Latin American academics in its study. In this sense, the research aims to open the range of options and perspectives in the study of citizen security and the police, contributing with a comparative analysis in the analysis of these issues.
The question that guided this preliminary study was:
How have the citizen security strategies implemented since the end of the 1980s influenced the police modernization processes in the world and specifically the Colombian Police?
Effective start/end date8/1/031/1/06

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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