Book Transnational organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean : from evolving threats and responses to integrated, adaptive solutions / R. Evan Ellis.
Publication year: 
Call Number HV6252.5.L29 E45 2018
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498567961 1498567967 9781498567985 1498567983
Series title: Security in the Americas in the twenty-first century
Extent: xi, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean provides a comprehensive overview of and introduction to transnational organized crime in Latin America for the student and practitioner. It addresses the geography of illicit activities, including relationships between source, transit, and consumption zones, as well as illicit activities beyond narcotrafficking, such as illegal mining, contraband, human smuggling, and money laundering. It applies a typology of cartels, intermediate groups, gangs, and ideological groups to examine specific criminal organizations and the relationships between them. It makes a comparative assessment of government approaches to combatting transnational organized crime in the region, including discussions of interagency coordination, interdiction, targeting of criminal group leaders, the use of the military in law enforcement, law enforcement reform efforts, prison control, and international cooperation. It concludes by applying these thorough analyses to make concrete recommendations for both Latin American and U.S. policymakers--
Introduction -- The geography of transnational organized crime -- Transnational organized crime groups -- Comparative solutions -- The path forward.