Crime Publications

Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Cooperation against Drug Trafficking: What Can State Attorney Generals Do?

Jun 16, 2009
I would like to offer a bit of context on the current situation related to drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico; the efforts that are going on between our two countries to address this; and specifically how the attorneys general might be able to play a leading role in these efforts, which have profound implications for our home communities as well as for the country next door. more

Confronting the Challenges of Organized Crime in Mexico and Latin America

Apr 01, 2009
The following report seeks to highlight where common themes emerged in the discussion about organized crime and U.S.-Mexico security cooperation. more

Overview of the Merida Initiative

Mar 01, 2008
The Merida Initiative, which has been proposed by the U.S. and Mexican governments, would provide $1.4 billion over three years in equipment and training from the U.S. to the Mexican government to support both law enforcement efforts directed against organized crime and long-term institution building for federal police and the judicial system. more

Six Key Issues in U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

Jan 01, 2008
While there have been instances of cooperation between the United States and Mexico in the past, the Mérida Initiative marks the first time Mexico has asked for U.S. assistance to strengthen its institutional capacity to respond to organized crime. more

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America

Oct 01, 2006
Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina’s national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City. more

Voting for Russia's Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin by Andrew Konitzer

Voting for Russia's Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin

Oct 01, 2005
In Russian regional elections, voters have pursued their economic interests with sophistication, overcoming not only incumbents’ enormous advantage in media representation but also corruption and dirty tricks. Andrew Konitzer’s study tracks recent voter behavior in Russia. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.