Biography

Gonzalo is a DPhil student. His work focuses on what a Democratic Policing means, and how the idea(l) of Democratic Policing could impact on the institutional design of the police, as for example, on their mechanisms of government. He uses the case of Chile as a study case. His main concern is about the role that police forces should have in a democratic regime. He works under Ian Loader supervision.

Prior to beginning his PhD, he worked many years in topics related to police violence, police discretion and structural discrimination, in a shantytown in Santiago, Chile.

Additionally, he worked in the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality in Chile, where he participated in the legislative process of the law that decriminalized the voluntary interruption of pregnancy in three causes.

He got his Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences from University of Chile (2015), and he did his LL.M. in LSE (2018 – 2019)

Centres

Research Interests

Policing, Police Violence, Democratic Policing

Research projects