Researcher ORCID Identifier

Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Latin American Studies

Second Department

Legal Studies

Reader 1

Mark Golub

Reader 2

Cindy Forster

Rights Information

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This thesis explores the question of what alternative democracies and police abolition look like in Latin America, specifically Mexico, with a case study of the Purepecha in Michoacan, the Comunitaria in Guerrero, and the Zapatistas in Chiapas. Alternatives to police take different forms, with varying degrees of extremity.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.