Organised crime in Latin America: an introduction to the special issue

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This article provides an introduction to the articles submitted to the special issue of Trends in Organised Crime on ‘Organised Crime in Latin America’. The aim of the special issue is to draw together novel empirical research findings and theoretical accounts on various aspects of organised crime in the particular geographic context.

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We would like to thank the contributors for their articles, as well as Justin Kotzé and the reviewers for their valuable comments and constructive criticism on earlier drafts. We are also indebted to Karen Corpuz, Eduardo Sarmiento and Arlie Cataylo from Springer for their assistance with technical issues.

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Zaitch, D., Antonopoulos, G.A. Organised crime in Latin America: an introduction to the special issue. Trends Organ Crim 22, 141–147 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-019-09364-9

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Keywords

  • Organised crime
  • Illegal markets
  • Cartels
  • Violence
  • Politics
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Colombia