Veronica Martinez-Solarez
Board Member
Veronica Martinez-Solarez

Veronica Martinez-Solares graduated originally as a lawyer but was quickly drawn to the Social Sciences. PhD (c) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), at the Latin-American Legal Research Institute, holds a MA in Victimology with the best grade ever from the National Institute of Criminal Sciences, and LLB with honours from UNAM.

Veronica has taken Crime Prevention, Victim Support, and Criminal Policies specialization courses with Irvin Waller; a trainer course from the National Policing Improvement Agency in England; and Citizen Security, Crime Prevention, and Oral Trial courses in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Chile. She has been a Visiting Research Scholar in the Institute of Criminology at the Cambridge University in the UK, and in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

She has extensive experience not only as researcher on the subjects of victim assistance, crime prevention, police reform, and criminal justice system reform; but also as a teacher of graduate specialization courses, prosecutor and police trainer, developer of protocols, and international speaker in Brazil, Canada, Croatia, the United States, Mexico, and Peru. She is the author of more than a dozen articles in a wealth of national and international journals.

She worked on a couple of research projects with Irvin Waller, including the development of an evidence based guide for the UNDP to use in Latin America and elsewhere to help governments establish a capacity to invest and develop on crime prevention through social development and comprehensive planning capacities.

Due to her interest in improving institutions in Mexico and Latin America; she has been awarded with several grants by the British Council, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Legal Research Institute, the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology, the Legal Defence Institute from Peru, the Citizen Security Studies Centre from Chile, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas from OAS, and the Bogota Business Association from Colombia.

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