Many policymakers turn to the military to reduce crime. Yet, evidence describing the effects of military policing is nearly nonexistent. Blair and Weintraub evaluate the effects of military policing on crime and human rights violations in Cali, Colombia. Their results suggest crime incidence and insecurity perceptions did not decrease, which leaves lessons for the design and implementation of security policies.
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Tobon, S. The perils of military policing. Nat Hum Behav 7, 843–844 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01606-9