Mark Ungar is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is author of Elusive Reform: Democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America (Lynne Rienner, 2002), co-editor of Violence and Politics: Globalization’s Paradox (Routledge, 2001) and several articles and book chapters on constitutionalism, crime, and related issues. Currently, he is writing on a book on police reform, and is working with human rights groups in Venezuela and Peru to organize national dialogues on the next stage of judicial reform.