In this text I analyze the role criminal law has played in the production of subaltern subjectivities in Colombia. Criminal law and criminological discourse have been important to control subaltern groups and to constitute their identities. Colombian elites have appealed to criminal law to solve their social problems, in a strategy that has been labeled as laws symbolic efficiency or as 'penal efficienticism'.'
Latin American and Iberian Institute
Criminal Law, Colombia, Subaltern, Subjectivities
Vanegas, Farid Samir Benavides. "Criminal Law as a Constitutive Strategy: The Colombian Case." (2009). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_research/41