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Delito y sociedad

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AYOS, Emilio  and  FIUZA CASAIS, Pilar. (Re)defining the security issue: tensions and openings in the problematizations around a «democratic security policy» in the period 2000-2015. Delito soc. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.45, pp.57-87. ISSN 0328-0101.

The objective of this paper is to analyze the problematizations that were articulated through the proposals for a «democratic secu rity policy» in Argentina. In particular, we will examine the way in which these discourses linked security and crime prevention. To that end, we have established two moments. The first emerges at the end of the nineties, dur ing the first period of intense  politicization of «insecurity» in Argentina, which focused on preventive measures and their “social” modalities as the core of its «project» of dem ocratic security policy. Here, we have consid ered the National Crime Prevention Plan as well as the Multi-Agency Intervention Pro gram, which emerged in the late 2000s and established similar intervention mechanisms. The second moment introduces an impor tant revision of that initial project: the cen tral concept of the project for a   democratic security program ceases to be the social pre vention of crime and instead focuses on the issue of political control over security forces. We are centrally concerned with the problem atization of security as it was produced in the framework of the creation of the Ministry of National Security in Argentina in 2010. The corpus was made up of strategic and pro grammatic documents, work reports, internal training documents, institutional magazines, dissemination materials of the National Crime Prevention Plan, Vulnerable Commu nities Program, Multiagency Intervention Pro gram, as also of the Ministry of Security of the Nation during the period 2010-2015.

Keywords : Problematization; Democratic security policy; Crime prevention; Political governance.

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