The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico

  title={The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico},
  author={Gabriela Calderon and Gustavo Robles and Alberto Dı́az-Cayeros and Beatriz Magaloni},
In 2006, the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drugtrafficking organizations (DTOs). The security policies differed significantly from those of previous administrations in the use of a leadership strategy (the targeting for arrest of the highest levels or core leadership of criminal networks). While these strategies can play an important role in disrupting the targeted criminal organization, they can also have unintended consequences, increasing inter-cartel and intra… CONTINUE READING


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