From time to time, the Burkle Center funds graduate student research led by UCLA faculty in the realm of international relations and policy.
Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico:
Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement
By Jocelyn Chi, Lila Hayatdavoudi, Sarah Kruszona and Brad Rowe
Advisor: Mark A.R. Kleiman
"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.