Accession Number : ADA589874


Title :   The Diversification of Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations and its Effects on Spillover Violence in the United States


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Hackmaster, Jr, Nelson F


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589874.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : Spillover violence describes violent crime occurring in the United States that derives from the drug trafficking enterprise in Mexico. Perpetrated by Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), the occurrence of spillover violence has increased since the Mexican Government declared war against the TCOs in 2006. As secondary effects, many of the operational dynamics of TCOs have evolved, resulting in an increase in the degree of violence. Diversification of criminal enterprises and the struggle for leadership positions left vacant by the Mexican Government's campaign of targeting the top leadership positions of the TCOs are most notable. This thesis looks at these secondary effects, along with the domestic influences of economy and education, to make a prediction as to the probability that spillover violence into the United States will increase.


Descriptors :   *CRIMINALS , *DRUG SMUGGLING , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *MEXICO , *ORGANIZATIONS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CANNABIS , COCAINE , CRIMES , CRIMINAL CORRUPTION , CULTURE , ECONOMICS , EDUCATION , KILLING , LEADERSHIP , NARCOTICS , POLICIES , TARGETING , THESES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE