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Política criminal

versión On-line ISSN 0718-3399

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IRARRAZABAL GONZALEZ, Paz. Equality on the streets in Chile: the case of identity check. Polít. crim. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.19, pp.234-265. ISSN 0718-3399.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-33992015000100008.

This article argues that the police power to identity check is a threat to the creation of a public space in which everyone is treated with equal respect. It is claimed that in unequal societies the use of preventive police powers has a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged groups, creating or reinforcing stereotypes, social hierarchies and urban segregation. To support the preceding the parliamentary debates triggered by the creation of this police power and its reforms are reviewed. Then, drawing upon the complaints from the citizenry and the criminal case law, some hints regarding how the identity check has been used in practice are examined. Despite the fact that around two million of checks take place every year, this article reveals a disquieting lack of data regarding the circumstances and people who endure these procedures. Because of this, it uses the British debate concerning a similar police power, exposing the discriminatory potential of the institution under discussion.

Palabras clave : Identity check; equality; public space; stop and search.

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