"Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement," a study by a group of recent UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Masters in Public Policy graduates led by renowned criminologist Mark A.R. Kleiman, looks into the possibility of utilizing existing U.S. law enforcement capabilities to reduce the violence in Mexico by targeting the revenues of Mexican trafficking organizations in U.S. markets. The policy suggestions are modeled after violence reduction models that have proven effective at a smaller scale in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Mark A.R. Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, UCLA

Ariel Moutsatsos, Embassy of Mexico

And UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MPP graduates:

Jocelyn Chi

Lila Hayatdavoudi

Sarah Kruszona

Brad Rowe


Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute