Could Focused Deterrence Strategies Reduce Drug-Related Violence in Mexico?

 

Evans, Douglas N. (2012). Could Focused Deterrence Strategies Reduce Drug-Related Violence in Mexico? Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-03]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Drug-related killings in Mexico have reached frightening proportions. Professor Mark Kleiman recently visited the Research and Evaluation Center to discuss his proposal for reducing homicides associated with Mexican drug cartels (see his article in Foreign Affairs). Kleiman argues that existing policies are not likely to be effective, including supply based enforcement (incarcerating drug dealers), demand-reduction strategies (treatment for drug abusers), or drug-use prevention.

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