New issue of Judicial Systems Journal: Criminal analysis in Latin America

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) present a new issue of Judicial Systems Journal. The main topic of the issue is criminal analysis in the region’s public prosecutor’s offices based on perspectives and experiences from over 10 countries. Issue 23 of the journal starts with a discussion of the need…

[NEW PUBLICATION] Exploratory study on cases of gender violence in Buenos Aires

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Working Group on Feminisms and Criminal Justice of the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) present the qualitative research study, “Exploratory study on justice system practices around cases of gender violence in the Buenos Aires justice system: Protective measures and alternative management of criminal trials.”  The goal of the study…

[NEW PUBLICATION] CEJA-JSCA® Report: The state of justice in Latin America under COVID-19

The first case of a person infected with the COVID-19 virus in Latin America was reported at the end of February 2020. A few days later, during the month of March, justice systems began to develop mechanisms that would allow them to protect the health of their employees, operators, the parties to cases and anyone else who came to the courts even as they worked…

[NEW PUBLICATION] Measuring for decision-making: Surveys on legal and public policy needs related to access to justice

Over the past few years, legal needs surveys have gained momentum as a specialized tool for studying legal conflicts and barriers to access to justice. They can be used to obtain evidence that can in turn inform the design of public policies on access to justice. In essence, legal needs surveys are considered ideal tools for describing the “demand” for access to justice. During the…

#StayAtHome Virtual Seminar Series

JSCA is heeding the calls made by government officials from throughout the region to stay at home and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Despite the global pandemic, we believe that it is important to continue to carry out our mission of promoting discussions and experiences related to justice system reform in Latin America. As such, we invite you to participate in a seminar series…