Police And Public Security In Mexicoby Robert A. Donnelly
In recent years, Mexico has faced a grave public security crisis. From 2006 to 2009, rampant cartel related violence has killed more than 13,000 people, including hundreds of police and military personnel. Given the inability of domestic law enforcement agencies to adequately address these challenges, Mexico has deployed tens of thousands of troops to restore order… See more details below
In recent years, Mexico has faced a grave public security crisis. From 2006 to 2009, rampant cartel related violence has killed more than 13,000 people, including hundreds of police and military personnel. Given the inability of domestic law enforcement agencies to adequately address these challenges, Mexico has deployed tens of thousands of troops to restore order and combat violent organized crime groups. In addition, Mexican and U.S. officials initiated unprecedented measures to promote cross-border collaboration in law enforcement and security, including the multi-billion dollar Merida Initiative to share responsibilities in fighting the war on drugs. These developments raise a host of questions about the course of Mexican public security and the prospects for strengthening the rule of law.
This monograph brings together the works of nine exceptional scholars who present timely analysis of these questions, provide a thorough assessment of Mexico's principal domestic security challenges, and offer insights on how to tackle them. This monograph is part of the Justice in Mexico Project coordinated by the Trans-Border Institute at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, and generously supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Tinker Foundation. The Justice in Mexico Project examines key aspects of the rule of law and the challenges related to reforming the administration of justice in Mexico, and provides access to relevant data and analysis through its website: www.justiceinmexico.org.
Table Of Contents
1. Police and Public Security in Mexico - Robert A. Donnelly and David A. Shirk
2. Mexican Police and the Criminal Justice System - Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona
3. The Militarization of Public Security and the Role of the Military in Mexico - Marcos Pablo Moloeznik
4. Organized Crime and Official Corruption in Mexico - Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez
5. The Weaknesses of Public Security Forces in Mexico City - Elena Azaola
6. Mexican Law Enforcement Culture: Testimonies from Police Behind Bars - María Eugenia Suárez de Garay
7. Two Steps Forward: Lessons from Chihuahua - Daniel M. Sabet
8. Public Security and Human Rights: Reflections on the Experience of Jalisco - Jorge Rocha Quintero
9. Future Directions for Police and Public Security in Mexico - David A. Shirk
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