Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2012 

Year 2013

Cory Molzahn, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira and David A. Shirk February 2013 This is the fourth of a series of reports that the Justice in Mexico Project has put together each year to compile the latest available data and analysis to evaluate these challenges. These reports have been especially intended to inform a U.S. audience, since news media coverage of Mexico in the United States tends to be fleeting and gravitates toward sporadic, sensationalistic incidents, rather than broader and longer term trends. 2013_DVM

Publication's information:
Author(s): Cory Molzahn, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: February, 2013
Pages: 50
File size: 6.99M
File Type: Application/pdf

Armed With Impunity: Curbing Military Human Rights Abuses in Mexico

Year 2012

Catherine Daly, Kimberly Heinle, and David A. Shirk  July 2012 The Mexican military has played a constantly expanding role in efforts to combat drug trafficking organizations, and to provide domestic security more generally. But the massive deployment of troops increased civilian exposure and vulnerability to abuses by military personnel. This report examines Mexico's current security context, presents original data and analysis on military human abuses, and discusses possible remedies to protect against such abuses in the future. 2012_ARMEDWITHIMPUNITY

Publication's information:
Author(s): Catherine Daly, Kimberly Heinle, and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: July, 2012
Pages: 54
File size: 6.64M
File Type: Application/pdf

Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2011 

Year 2012

Cory Molzahn, Viridiana Ríos and David A. Shirk  March 2012 In the third annual special report on drug violence in Mexico, the authors found that, by the end of 2011, there were over 50,000 organized crime murders in Mexico documented by Mexican government and media sources. Such violence grew less sharply in 2011 than in the previous year, but now causes over half of all homicides and has spread to new states and municipalities throughout Mexico. 2012_DVM

Publication's information:
Author(s): Cory Molzahn, Viridiana Ríos and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: March, 2012
Pages: 40
File size: 3.82M
File Type: Application/pdf

Diagnóstico Integral de la Policía Municipal de Ciudad Juárez

Year 2011

Diagnóstico Integral de la Policía Municipal de Ciudad Juárez Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, Maria Eugenia Suárez de Garay, and David A. Shirk  September 2011 The  full report in Spanish of the Justiciabarómetro survey of Ciudad Juárez builds on the findings of a similar study conducted one year earlier in Guadalajara. This study surveyed 75% of the 3,146 municipal police officers serving the roughly 1.3 million inhabitants of Ciudad Juárez. The report can be accessed in Spanish here.    

Publication's information:
Author(s): Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, Maria Eugenia Suárez de Garay, and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: September, 2011
Pages: 49
File size: 25.56M
File Type: Application/pdf

A Comprehensive Assessment of the Municipal Police of Ciudad Juárez

Year 2011

Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, Maria Eugenia Suárez de Garay, and David A. Shirk  September 2011 The Justiciabarómetro survey of Ciudad Juárez builds on the findings of a similar study conducted one year earlier in Guadalajara. This study surveyed 75% of the 3,146 municipal police officers serving the roughly 1.3 million inhabitants of Ciudad Juárez. The report can be accessed in English (Final Report) and in Spanish (Reporte Final).

Publication's information:
Author(s): Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, Maria Eugenia Suárez de Garay, and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: September, 2011
Pages: 49
File size: 25.99M
File Type: Application/pdf

Justiciabarómetro: Survey of Judges, Prosecutors, and Public Defenders in Nine Mexican States 

Year 2011

Matthew C. Ingram, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira, and David A. Shirk June 2011 The Justiciabarómetro survey is a ground-breaking study of Mexican judges, prosecutors, and public defenders working in the country's criminal justice system. The survey examines respondents' demographic profile, professional background, and attitudes toward a wide variety of issues pertaining to the administration of justice in Mexico. This full report provides an overview of the survey's findings on a range of questions. 2011_JABO

Publication's information:
Author(s): Matthew C. Ingram, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira, and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: May, 2011
Pages: 129
File size: 13.45M
File Type: Application/pdf

Assessing Mexico’s Judicial Reform. Views of Judges, Prosecutors, and Public Defenders

Year 2011

Matthew C. Ingram, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira, and David A. Shirk June 2011 This report highlights the findings of the Justiciabarómetro survey of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders working in Mexico’s criminal justice system from October to December 2010. It summarizes respondants’ attitudes regarding the workings of the Mexican criminal justice system, as well as the sweeping judicial reforms approved by Mexico’s Congress in 2008. 2011_JUDICIALREFORM

Publication's information:
Author(s): Matthew C. Ingram, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira, and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: June, 2011
Pages: 38
File size: 4.28M
File Type: Application/pdf

Drug Violence in Mexico. Data and Analysis Through 2010

Year 2011

Viridiana Ríos and David A. Shirk February 2011 In the second annual special report on drug violence in Mexico, the authors found that 2010 was the worst year on record for such violence, and was marked a sharp increase in politically targeted violence that included numerous assassinations and kidnappings of public officials. The violence became so severe that officials in Mexico and the United States  expressed uncertainty about the Mexican state’s ability to withstand the effects of this violence. 2011_DVM

Publication's information:
Author(s): Viridiana Ríos and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: February, 2011
Pages: 28
File size: 3.67M
File Type: Application/pdf

Judicial Reform in Mexico. Toward a New Criminal Justice System

Year 2010

Matthew C. Ingram and David A. Shirk May 2010 Mexico has been gradually implementing a series of reforms that will dramatically improve public security and the administration of justice over the next decade. Thus, procedural reforms targeting the judicial sector are, at best, a long-term solution to the problems of crime and violence that have motivated them. Careful analysis is therefore needed to evaluate what judicial reformers hope to accomplish, and what can be achieved realistically in the near term future. 2010_JUDICIALREFORM

Publication's information:
Author(s): Matthew C. Ingram and David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: May, 2010
Pages: 44
File size: 3.82M
File Type: Application/pdf

Drug Violence in Mexico. Data and Analysis from 2001-2009

Year 2010

David A. Shirk January 2010 Mexico closed the decade with an unprecedented level of violence, and a record number of drug-related killings in 2009. This raises serious concerns for the Mexican public, for policy makers, and for Mexico's neighboring countries. This report provides an overview of the trends found in available data on drug-related killings in Mexico, and offers some brief observations about the causes of violence and the effectiveness of recent efforts to combat organized crime. 2010_DVM

Publication's information:
Author(s): David A. Shirk
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico. University of San Diego.
Issue: January, 2010
Pages: 18
File size: 4.03M
File Type: Application/pdf