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Revista Criminalidad

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GARCIA HERNANDEZ, Luis Ernesto; GOMEZ ROJAS, Claudia Patricia  and  CORTES VARGAS, Yofre Luis. Public territorial management of citizen security in Colombia. Analysis of normative inconsistencies and affectations in institutional relationships. Rev. Crim. [online]. 2016, vol.58, n.1, pp.111-130. ISSN 1794-3108.

Public servers taking part in territorial management of citizen security ("Gestión Territorial de la Seguridad Ciudadana" - GTS) have noticed that incoherencies in the normative are affecting inter-institutional coordination, and even the functioning of the instruments containing the GTS model itself. In this article, as the result of a research, it becomes interesting to inquire what these inconsistencies and affectations are that derive from the regulations governing three of the GTS model's instruments, i.e. planning, coordination, and funding sources. In the first place, the instruments were described and, subsequently, their governing normative was analyzed. Finally, three action routes were drawn up in order to include the relevant amendment initiatives in the public agenda. In the method, the development of documentary consultation was taken into consideration together with interviews and focus and discussion groups, as well as information-gathering techniques. Matrices were designed to help carry out content analyses and comparisons. Through the reduction of variables, six categories were set within which the normative inconsistencies of the most representative instruments of planning, coordination and funding sources were grouped, the adjustment of which must become a public agenda priority since they affect both the decentralization and State modernization processes, along with territorial management of public violence and criminality issues, in facing the construction of peace from the territorial scope.

Keywords : Criminal policy; decentralization; public territorial management; citizen security; public value.

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