The Rise of the Narcostate

The Rise of the Narcostate

This book is our sixth Small Wars Journal—El Centro anthology, covering writings published between 2016 and 2017. The theme of this anthology pertains to the rise of the narcostate (mafia states) as a result of the collusion between criminal organizations and political elites—essentially authoritarian regime members, corrupted plutocrats, and other powerful societal elements. The cover image of the mass demonstration concerning the disappearance of the forty-three Ayotzinapa Teachers’ College students held at Mexico City’s Zócalo Plaza in November 2014 provides an archetype of this anthology’s theme. This anthology includes the following special essays—Preface: “New Wars” and State Transformation by Robert Muggah, Igarapé Institute; Foreword: Crime and State-Making by Vanda Felbab-Brown, The Brookings Institution; Postscript: Crime, Drugs, Terror, and Money: Time for Hybrids by Alain Bauer, CNAM Paris; and Afterword: The Rise of the Oligarchs by Col. Robert Killebrew, US Army (Ret.). Dave Dilegge (SWJ, Editor-in-Chief)

Department of Justice Management of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Program

Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, February 28, 1984

Department of Justice Management of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Program


Seaport Security, Law Enforcement Coordination, and Vessel Piloting

Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, January 10, 2002

Seaport Security, Law Enforcement Coordination, and Vessel Piloting


Law Enforcement Coordination

DoJ Could Improve Its Process for Identifying Disagreements Among Agents

Law Enforcement Coordination

According to the FBI, an estimated 1.3 million violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2009. The Dept. of Justice (DoJ) law enforcement components -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Admin.; FBI, and U.S. Marshals Service -- have overlapping jurisdiction over violent crime investigations, specifically when they involve illegal drugs, gang violence, firearms, explosives, arson, and fugitive apprehension. This report assessed the extent to which selected agents are clear on their agencies' roles and responsibilities, and how components determine and coordinate roles and responsibilities to avoid unnecessary use of resources. Includes recommendations. Illustrations. This is a print on demand report.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Identifies and describes specific government assistance opportunities such as loans, grants, counseling, and procurement contracts available under many agencies and programs.

Organized Crime in the United States

Trends and Issues for Congress

Organized Crime in the United States

Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Definitions of Organized Crime (OC); (3)Background: Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act; OC Control Act and RICO; Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Statutes; More Recent Fed. Attention to OC; (4) Fed. Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat OC; (5) Federal Investigations and Prosecutions of OC; (6) Current OC Trends: OC Groups Operating in the U.S.: Eurasian/Russian; Asian; Italian; Balkan; Other OC Groups; (7) Domestic Impact of OC: Impact of OC on the Economy; Money Laundering; Cigarette Trafficking; Piracy and Counterfeiting; OC and Terrorists; (8) Potential Issues for Congress: Fed. OC Resources; Multilateral Crime Fighting; Potential OC Nexus with Terrorism; (9) Legis. in the 111th Cong.