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dc.contributor.advisorBerger, Marcos
dc.contributor.authorLoconsolo, Michael E.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:50Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42676
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe increase in violence involving transnational organized crime syndicates in various parts of México in the twenty-first century is widely viewed as a challenge to security and stability. Some observers have drawn comparisons with the well documented conflict in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s between the Colombian government and the Medellín and Cali cartels. Various factors, including the professionalization of the Colombian National Police, are viewed as a model for improving the effectiveness of law enforcement elsewhere. This thesis asks whether a Colombian law enforcement model can be codified, in terms of key attributes, to improve security and stability in México. To this end, I explore Colombia’s law enforcement strategy in the 1980s and 1990s and identify shifts in strategy that might also apply to the current struggle in México. At the same time, I identify aspects of the Colombian model that have little or no relevance to contemporary México. I argue that the Colombian model can do little to reduce or eliminate the production and transportation of illegal narcotics by México-based organized crime syndicates; however, a hybrid version of the Colombian model could help reduce the overall power of the cartels and enhance security and stability throughout México.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleExporting the Colombian "model": comparing law enforcement strategies towards security and stability operations in Colombia and Méxicoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGómez, Rodrigo Nieto
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis
dc.subject.authorTransnational organized crime (TOC)en_US
dc.subject.authordrug traffickingen_US
dc.subject.authorcartelsen_US
dc.subject.authorColombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorMexicoen_US
dc.subject.authorColombian modelen_US
dc.subject.authorlaw enforcement strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorsecurity and stability operations 15.NUMBER OFPAGES 97en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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