Drugs, Gangs, and Violence

 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. Dezember 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 172 Seiten
978-3-030-06854-7 (ISBN)
 
This book examines the nature of transnational organized crime and gangs, and how these diverse organizations contribute to violence, especially in so-called fragile states across Central and Latin America. While the nature of organized crime and violence differs depending on the context, the authors explain how and why states plagued by weak institutions tend to foster criminal organizations and violence, and why counter-crime initiatives often result in higher levels of violence. By examining the consequences of tough on crime policies (e.g., mano dura) in places like Mexico, El Salvador, and Colombia, the volume offers a new perspective on the link between state fragility, crime, and violence.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 7 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 7 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 160 p. 7 illus.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 9 mm
  • 231 gr
978-3-030-06854-7 (9783030068547)
10.1007/978-3-319-94451-7
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Jonathan D. Rosen is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University, USA, and has most recently published The Losing War: Plan Colombia and Beyond.
Hanna Samir Kassab is Teaching Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, USA, and has most recently published Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers.
1. Introduction
2. History of Crime and Violence
3. Fragile States, Corruption, and Crime
4. Trends in Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime
5. Gangs and Counter-gang Strategies
6. Understanding the Nature Violence: Crime and its Future
7. Conclusion
This book examines the nature of transnational organized crime and gangs, and how these diverse organizations contribute to violence, especially in so-called fragile states across Central and Latin America. While the nature of organized crime and violence differs depending on the context, the authors explain how and why states plagued by weak institutions tend to foster criminal organizations and violence, and why counter-crime initiatives often result in higher levels of violence. By examining the consequences of tough on crime policies (e.g., mano dura) in places like Mexico, El Salvador, and Colombia, the volume offers a new perspective on the link between state fragility, crime, and violence.
Jonathan D. Rosen is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University, USA, and has most recently published The Losing War: Plan Colombia and Beyond.
Hanna Samir Kassab is Teaching Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, USA, and has most recently published Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers.

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