Latin American Criminal Law: A Review Of Present And Future Perspectives

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Sebastián Campos-Meza, Andy Williams Chamoli Falcón, Pablo Walter Meneses Jara, Orlando Campos Salvatierra, Galileo Galilei Mendoza Calderón


A documentary review was conducted on the production of research papers published in high impact journals indexed in Scopus database regarding Latin American Criminal Law and its projection into the future based on current practices. The purpose of the bibliometric analysis is to identify the main characteristics in the volume of publications, which is analyzed through the elaboration of graphs and figures organized according to their Year of Publication, Country of Origin, Area of Knowledge and Type of Publication. Once the information was organized, different publications were identified and a qualitative analysis was carried out in order to know the position of some authors regarding the thematic proposed in this review. Among the findings identified, it is determined that, in Latin America, a total of 68 documents were published during the period 2015-2020, being this last year when more records were made, reaching 18 copies. Chile is the Latin American country with the highest scientific production reported in Scopus, reaching a total of 29 publications. The area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to research on criminal law during the period was Social Sciences, with 65 documents. Finally, it was established that 87% of the total production corresponds to journal papers.

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