Mexico has one of the most notorious criminal justice systems in the world. Most crimes, even egregious ones, go unpunished and mistreatment of suspects and witness coercion run rampant. Will the new criminal courts, embracing transparency and adversary trials, improve policing or is any hope for judicial transparency misplaced?
Roberto Hernández is a Mexican lawyer, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and policy analyst. His film “Presunto Culpable” has broken every documentary box office record in Mexico.
Read "Mexico: My Life as a Suspect in Mexico City" by Roberto Hernández in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.