Patrick Corcoran

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 00:00
A new report from a US researcher examines the performance of Guatemala's national police force, finding that despite a years-long boost in budgetary resources, the body is underperforming amid an enduring wave of violence.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 00:00
The report examines the gap between the lofty rhetoric of preventing crime in Mexico and the government's methodology for actually pulling this off.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 00:00
The arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Mazatlan -- whose outsized legend hogged the limelight and resources -- means the government can get down to the real business of fighting crime.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:00
A new report from a US political science professor examines the causes and impacts of murders in Mexico, arriving at a handful of new policy prescriptions.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 00:00
The meetings were aimed at consolidating an agreement in which the BLO would help the Knights remain in control of Michoacan.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 00:00
As reported by Milenio, over the first half of 2013, Mexico's 31 states plus the Federal District failed to make use of 88 percent of the federal funds available to them for vetting their police bodies.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00
Notwithstanding the elements that might be appealing in a vacuum, for people familiar with the Knights, much of their handbook is laughably hypocritical.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 00:00
Some of these shifts are more cosmetic than real, and the overall policy of using the military and federal police to quell hotspots continues unabated.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 00:00
In 1995, the last year the system was operating at or beneath capacity, there were 90,000 prisoners nationwide; currently, the authors write, there are 240,000, which is 124 percent over intended capacity.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 00:00
The Knights are also plainly more focused on influencing the broader population than are their rivals.