Dr. Luisa Blanco Authors "The Impact of Judicial Reform on Crime Victimization and Trust in Institutions in Mexico"
Luisa Blanco, associate professor of public policy, authored an article "The Impact of Judicial Reform on Crime Victimization and Trust in Institutions in Mexico," in Violence and Victims (Volume 31, Number 1, 2016). This article studies the impact of judicial reform in Mexico. It does so using a survey about crime victimization and perceptions of insecurity (Encuesta Nacional Sobre la Inseguridad [ENSI]) collected in 2005, 2008, and 2009 in 11 Mexican cities, 3 of which implemented the reform in 2007 and 2008. The analysis shows that judicial reform not only reduces victimization but also lowers perceptions of security. Although we find that judicial reform has a negative effect on trust in the local and federal police, judicial reform reduces the probability of being asked by the transit police for a bribe.