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Drugs, Gangs, and Violence

  • Jonathan D. Rosen
  • Hanna Samir Kassab
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 15-35
  4. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 37-56
  5. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 57-89
  6. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 91-116
  7. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 117-137
  8. Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 139-154
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 155-160

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the nature of transnational organized crime and gangs, and how these diverse organizations contribute to violence, especially in so-called fragile states across Central and Latin America. While the nature of organized crime and violence differs depending on the context, the authors explain how and why states plagued by weak institutions tend to foster criminal organizations and violence, and why counter-crime initiatives often result in higher levels of violence. By examining the consequences of tough on crime policies (e.g., mano dura) in places like Mexico, El Salvador, and Colombia, the volume offers a new perspective on the link between state fragility, crime, and violence.

Jonathan D. Rosen is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University, USA, and has most recently published The Losing War: Plan Colombia and Beyond.

Hanna Samir Kassab is Teaching Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, USA, and has most recently published Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers.

Keywords

drug trafficking gangs organized crime violence fragile states security studies international relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan D. Rosen
    • 1
  • Hanna Samir Kassab
    • 2
  1. 1.Holy Family UniversityPhiladelphia, PAUSA
  2. 2.East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NCUSA

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