Violence

Scholarly Publications

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

December 2013

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

How do Crime and Violence Impact Presidential Approval? Examining the Dynamics of the Mexican Case

October 2013

Abstract:In order to effectively fight criminal organizations, governments require support from significant segments of society.

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War [June 2015]

June 2015

In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

Other Publications

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

News

Groundbreaking research into dropout rates in Mexican schools released

September 2012

The Program on Poverty and Governance released a research update on the relationship between criminal activity and dropout rates in Mexico.

Latest research examines link between violence and economic growth

February 2013

In a report for the Inter-American Development Bank, CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance research team explores the relationships between economic outputs and drug trafficking violence in...

Stanford conference on violence and policing in Latin America and the United States

June 2014

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists gathered at Stanford for a two-day conference to examine violence and policing in Latin America and the United States....

Events

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective Conference

October 3, 2011

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of political scientists, economists, and lawyers, together with policy makers and military experts in Mexico and the United States,...

Crime, Violence and Governance in Latin America: Sharing Data and Building a Web-Based Research Network to Expand Knowledge

June 7, 2013

Despite some interesting research on crime and violence in Latin American countries (particularly Colombia), there is still a relative dearth of policy-oriented research.

Projects

The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) confront critical challenges as they attempt to reform and reduce the incidence of the use of lethal force.
English

The Incidence of Criminal Activity Near Schools in Mexico

The consequences of organized crime related violence for education are tragic.
English

Multimedia

Violence and Policing in Latin American and US Cities Conference Presentations and Videos

April 2014

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Overview of UNDP Report on Cities and Security

May 2014

Rafael Fernández De Castro is the founder and current chair of the School of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Alma Garcia, Cauce Ciudadano (Citizen Channel)

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Alma Garcia was born in Mexico City on April 12, 1982.

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL
Sofia Mac Gregor Oettler Research Staff, CDDRL