Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Fall 2015

Document Type


Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors


Ethnic Studies

First Advisor

Joanne Belknap

Second Advisor

Hillary Potter

Third Advisor

Damian Doyle


Criminology research, on theories, policies, and practices, has a history of focusing on crime in the Global North. The Latin Global South, neighboring the United States, is a region in the world that produces some of the highest rates of crime and violence. The research questions in this thesis were to document the representation of criminology research in the Latin Global South, view how it has changed over time, and to present some of the findings from criminology research in the Latin Global South. By solely focusing on Latin criminology (i.e., crime, crime control, and criminal justice), various patterns have emerged; most importantly, the continued exclusion of the Latin Global South in many international criminological studies.

Included in

Criminology Commons