Drug Trafficking in Mexico and the United States (Hardback)
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Drug Trafficking in Mexico and the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 330 Pages / Published: 15/06/2020
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Gabriel Ferreyra presents a comprehensive analysis of drug trafficking in Mexico and the United States by examining the roots, development, consolidation, and cultural ramifications of this phenomenon in the past century as well as its negative consequences in contemporary Mexico. Ferreyra discusses the most devastating effects correlated to drug trafficking such as high murder rates, gruesome violence, disappearances, and mass graves to emphasize how Mexican society bears the brunt of this phenomenon while the United States insists on the futility of drug prohibition. Unlike other publications, this book provides an interdisciplinary social science approach where drug trafficking is conceptualized as a multifaceted social, political, economic, and cultural problem, rather than just a criminal justice issue.

Drug Trafficking in Mexico and the United States also revisits the war on drugs and provides an argument how drug control is the primary force behind drug trafficking. In that respect, there is an analysis on how the DEA has reinforced the war on drugs model and why it became a reactionary agency that opposes any comprehensive alternative to the American drug problem besides drug control. The author concludes with recommendations to implement forward-thinking measures such as decriminalization, reclassification, and legalization of drugs to effectively address the illicit drug trade.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498523615
Number of pages: 330
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Most research on the Mexican/American drug trade separates the two countries and focuses exclusively on drug violence in Mexico or drug consumption in the U.S. In his important new book, Gabriel Ferreyra brings the two subjects together in a united analysis that provides potential solutions to the seemingly intractable problems of drug-related violence and abuse afflicting both countries.--Howard Campbell, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at El Paso
In his book, Gabriel Ferreyra analyzes with great detail the complexities of drug trafficking in Mexico and the United States. This excellent work clearly depicts the nefarious consequences of prohibition and the drug war, as well as the problematic role of the DEA. A must read for all those interested in the negative effects of current drug policy and a failed drug war.--Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

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