Crime

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Engaging, Empowering, and Enabling Youth to Lead Social Action in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

This study is the result of over four years of active collaboration between the Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab (PovGov) and the Rio-based NGO Agency for Youth Networks (hereafter, Agency)....

How body-worn cameras affect the use of gunshots, stop-and searches and other forms of police behavior: A Randomized Control Trial in Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

In this paper we examine the effects of police body-worn cameras through a randomized control trial implemented in Rio de Janeiro.

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico’s Drug War

January 2020

Why do drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes prey on the communities in which they operate but sometimes provide assistance to these communities?

Torture as a Method of Criminal Prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

January 2020

A criminal trial is likely the most significant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of government,...

Killing in the Slums: Social Order, Criminal Governance, and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

State interventions against drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes work to improve security, but often exacerbate violence.

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

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

Caught in the Crossfire: The Geography of Extortion and Police Corruption in Mexico

June 2017

When Mexican President Felipe Caldrón took office in December 2006 he declared a war on the nation’s drug traffic organizations (Ríos and Shirk, 2011).

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.

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.

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).

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

June 2015

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

Caught in the Crossfire: The Geography of Extortion and Police Corruption in Mexico [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

When Mexican President Felipe Caldrón took office in December 2006 he declared a war on the nation’s drug traffic organizations (Ríos and Shirk, 2011).

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico's Criminal Insurgency [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

This paper provides an account of the strategies of extortion and co-optation used by drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) toward civil society in Mexico.

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico's Criminal Insurgency

February 2015

This paper provides an account of the strategies of extortion and co-optation used by drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) toward civil society in Mexico.

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.

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.

The Mexican War on Drugs: Crime and the Limits of Government Persuasion

October 2013

Abstract:In order to successfully battle organized crime, governments require a certain degree of citizens’ support.

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.

Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action

August 2009

Ethnically homogenous communities often do a better job than diverse communities of producing public goods such as satisfactory schools and health care, adequate sanitation, and low levels of crime...

Crime, War and Global Trafficking: Designing International Cooperation

July 2009

Globalization creates lucrative opportunities for traffickers of drugs, dirty money, blood diamonds, weapons, and other contraband.

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

Addressing State Failure

July 2005

In today's increasingly interconnected world, weak and failed states pose an acute risk to U.S. and global security.

The Rule of Law as Transition to Democracy in China

December 2003

This paper assesses Pan Wei's proposal for a 'consultative rule of law system' for China, finding it a potentially important step along the path of political reform.

Civil Wars and State-Building in Africa and Eurasia

December 2002

This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism...

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Luis Rodriguez Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL