Corpus ID: 3863173

Mexican Cartels as Vicious Firms

  title={Mexican Cartels as Vicious Firms},
  author={P. Kan},
Many in the academic and policy communities share the notion that organized crime groups operate similarly to legitimate businesses. For example, the United Nations World Ministerial Conference on Transnational Organized Crime took the view that organized crime syndicates are similar to large-scale legal enterprises but whose use of violence is only secondary to the required organizational capacity to earn profit. The Conference stated that “Like any business, the business of crime requires… Expand


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