Crime

Promoting Peace and Prosperity in Honduras: A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras

Honduras is one of three Northern Triangle Countries in Central America that has experienced significant challenges in recent years. In response to the 2014 crisis of child migration, Honduras has joined with its neighbors to develop a forward-looking plan to address the economic and security needs that are motivating migration.

NEW APPROACHES TO DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RESPONSES TO ORGANIZED CRIME

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NEW APPROACHES TO DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RESPONSES TO ORGANIZED CRIME
Report on the Side Event to the 56th Regular Session of CICAD
Event Date: November 18, 2014

NUEVOS ENFOQUES PARA LA APLICACIÓN DE LAS LEYES DE DROGAS Y RESPUESTAS A LA DELINCUENCIA ORGANIZADA
Relatoría del Evento-Paralelo del 56 Periodo de Sesiones Ordinarias de la CICAD
Fecha de evento: 18 noviember 2014

"Were You Mistreated?": Interrogation in Mexico

This infographic charts data gathered from a survey conducted by Roberto Hernandez that asks Mexican prison inmates in the State of Mexico and DF if they were mistreated during their interrogations.

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Youth Incarceration in Mexico

In 2014, a study was conducted by Elena Azaola, a Mexican psychoanalyst and anthropologist, in four Mexican states (Hidalgo, Coahuila, Sinaloa, and Morelos) surveying 70% of their incarcerated youth charged with serious felonies. In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates the statistics resulting from the study. 

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Mexico's Prison Reform

This infographic illustrates Mexico's prison reform within its wider criminal justice system. 

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Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons

This infographic illustrates prison inmates' experiences within Mexico's criminal justice system. The information is drawn from a wider survey of Mexican inmates conducted by Roberto Hernández. 

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'Securing the Border: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Central American Migration to the United States': Eric Olson Testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joins a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind Central American migration to the United States.

Criminal Justice in an Emerging Democracy: Perspectives from Mexico's Inmates

Mexico’s lower courts are undergoing a dramatic transformation, abandoning its behind-closed-doors, written criminal trials, and embracing a new criminal justice system (NCJS) with oral, adversary procedures. This reform template has been adopted by at least fourteen nations in Latin America. In order to measure the effects these reforms have on the criminal justice system, this event presented two studies that examine the system from an inmate’s perspective.  

U.S.-Mexico Relations, Security and Human Rights

Mexico has experienced an intense security crisis, organized crime wave and an explosion in violent crime. In the past, scholars, analysts, and media commentators have overlooked the central role of U.S. policy towards Mexico, instead framing the discussion in terms of a battle over territory and political control between drug trafficking organizations and the state.

Violence and Insecurity in Guerrero

This paper is a continuation of the series Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, a multiyear effort by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego to analyze the obstacles to and opportunities for improving citizen security in Mexico.

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