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dc.contributor.advisorNieto-Gomez, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorFuerte, Erik M.
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:16Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:16Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43915
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractMexico’s Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) agency was structured similar to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Although there have been significant reforms within the PFM, it has been ineffective at preventing criminals from orchestrating drug trafficking and organized crime. Institutional law enforcement policies drive the quality of police officers in an agency, and the policies in Mexico’s PFM agency have not been effective to prevent crime. In fact, the Mexican government has continued to rely on the military for its public security. Therefore, this thesis analyzes the organizational factors that contribute to police effectiveness. It uncovers the institutional practices within the FBI to then apply them to those of the PFM. The thesis analyzes personnel recruitment policies that feed potential recruits into its training system. It then evaluates training and education regimens to identify gaps within the curriculum that can be improved upon. This is followed by an examination of career incentives, which attempts to lure and retain qualified officers. In addition, institutional oversight is assessed because of its potential to control rogue officers and leaders. The thesis concludes with an analysis of funding that is invested by domestic and international governments and institutions to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement. Based on the findings, policies will be recommended.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.titleFederal law enforcement in bi-national perspective: the United States FBI and the Mexican PFMen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBerger, Mark T.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorMexicoen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Americaen_US
dc.subject.authorLaw Enforcementen_US
dc.subject.authorPoliceen_US
dc.subject.authorInstitutional Structureen_US
dc.subject.authorOversighten_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizationen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorPFMen_US
dc.subject.authorFBIen_US
dc.subject.authorPersonnel Recruitmenten_US
dc.subject.authorTraining And Educationen_US
dc.subject.authorCareer Incentivesen_US
dc.subject.authorInstitutional Oversighten_US
dc.subject.authorFundingen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Western Hemisphere)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Western Hemisphere)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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