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Strategies to Control Mexican Drug-Trafficking Violence
Citation Information: Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Volume 5, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1941-2851, DOI: 10.1515/1941-2851.1047, December 2012
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Drug law enforcement in source and transit countries such as Mexico naturally tends to increase the incentives for drug-related violence, unless enforcement is configured deliberately to create disincentives instead. A program of focused enforcement aimed sequentially at the most violent drug-dealing organizations in Mexico might succeed in reducing the current intolerable level of violence there.