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Transnational Crime and Public Security: Challenges to Mexico and the United States

John Bailey and Jorge Chabat, editors
Transnational Crime and Public Security: Challenges to Mexico and the United States
ISBN: 978-1-87836-745-7
$25.00
2002/473 pages
U.S.-Mexico Contemporary Perspectives Series
Distributed for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego

DESCRIPTION

Issues of public security—crime, violence, corruption, and defective law enforcement—all play important roles in the Mexico-U.S. bilateral relationship. The roots of these problems run deep into institutions and practices that have survived the old order. The contributors to this volume shed new light on the determinants of transnational crime and its consequences for domestic politics in Mexico as well as for U.S.-Mexico relations.

CONTENTS

  • CHALLENGES TO MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES.
  • Transnational Crime and Public Security: Trends and Issues—John Bailey and Jorge Chabat.
  • CHALLENGES TO MEXICO.
  • Mexico's National Public Security System: Perspectives for the New Millennium—Viviana Macías and Fernando Castillo.
  • Inefficiency at the Service of Impunity: Criminal Justice Organizations in Mexico—Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona.
  • The Police in Mexico: Political Functions and Needed Reforms—Ernesto López Portillo Vargas.
  • Combating Organized Crime in Mexico: Mission [Im]Possible?—Sigrid Arzt.
  • The Evolution of Intelligence Services in Mexico—Leonardo Curzio.
  • Public Security versus Private Security?—Jorge Regallado Santillán.
  • CHALLENGES TO THE UNITED STATES.
  • Building Bridges and Barricades: Trade Facilitation versus Drug Enforcement in U.S.-Mexico Relations—Peter Andreas.
  • Drug Demand Reduction Policy and Practice in the United States: A Preliminary Review—W. Carsten Andresen and Graham Farrell.
  • Changing Security Challenges and Mexico-U.S. Military Interaction—Graham H. Turbiville, Jr..
  • U.S. Foreign Intelligence and Mexico: The Evolving Relationship—Brian Latell.
  • CHALLENGES IN THE BORDER REGION.
  • Security Regimes on the U.S.-Mexico Border—José Z. García.
  • Cooperation on Narco-Trafficking and Public Security on the U.S.-Mexico Border —José M. Ramos.
  • U.S.-Mexico Subnational Cooperation in Public Security and Law Enforcement: The Arizona/Sonora Judicial Relations Project—Bruce Zagaris.
  • Mexico, the United States, and the Migration-Crime Nexus—William F McDonald.
  • Fostering a Culture of Lawfulness on the Mexico-U.S. Border: Evaluation of a Pilot School-Based Program—Roy Godson and Dennis Jay Kenney.
  • Conclusions and Recommendations: Toward Better Knowledge, Communication, and Confidence—John Bailey and Jorge Chabat.