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Bolivia has increased the national limit for legal coca cultivation from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares. But will increased cultivation fuel the illegal cocaine trade?

In March, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed into law...

In July 2016, Brazil’s prison population numbered more than 700,000 inmates. Of those, about one third – more than 240,000 inmates – were housed in prisons in the state of São Paulo. With 45 million inhabitants, the state of São Paulo is Brazil’s wealthiest, and the country’s biggest economy. In...

Critical infrastructures (CIs) are the backbone of our global society. These infrastructures keep the global economy moving, ensuring the day-to-day delivery of social goods and services. They are the hidden pillars behind our hospitals, financial institutions, logistical hubs, electricity grids...

Amid high expectations, and on a popular mandate to curb violence across the country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (commonly known as AMLO) won the Mexican presidential election in early July 2018. However, by November, the then president-elect AMLO dismayed some of his electorate by placing the...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

Hazel Cameron is a criminologist and a lecturer of Peace and Conflict Studies within the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. She was awarded her PhD at the University of Liverpool in July 2010. Main research interests include state crime; global elite bystanders to...

Fausto is a researcher and consultant on political risk and security. He holds a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College London, where he focused on strategic theory, counterinsurgency and strategic communications. His professional career has been mainly in the Mexican government,...

Dr Baris Cayli is a Senior Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Derby. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Culture and Society, University of Palermo. He is a Research Associate at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Fellow of the Royal...

Eleanor Gordon is a full-time Lecturer in Conflict and Security Studies in the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, where she has developed and delivers an MSc distance learning programme in ...

Dr. Hanson holds a joint appointment with the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and the Center at the University of Florida. She has conducted research on participatory democratic neighborhood experiments, socialist ideology in Venezuela, civilian police reform, police...

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