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dc.contributor.advisorGibbs-Van Brunschot, Erin
dc.contributor.authorGaudig-Rueger, Steffen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-28T16:02:07Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T08:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-28
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationGaudig-Rueger, S. (2015). Street Gangs, Outlaw Bikers, the Mafia and the Mexican Cartels: Dynamics of Transnational Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in Canada (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27892en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2511
dc.description.abstractOver the last few years, Mexican organizations active in the cocaine trade have chosen to stop working through Canadian middlemen and have instead established a direct presence in Canada. What factors have facilitated this decision? How is it likely to affect the dynamics of the transnational drug trade in Canada? It appears that the decision to stop working through middlemen can be traced back to a relative contemporary weakness of Canadian organized crime groups that traditionally handled the Canadian distribution. Further, a convenient network opportunity for direct expansion into Canada has presented itself to the cartels in the form of recently immigrated Mexican-Canadian Mennonites, some of whom have long acted as Mexican cartel-agents. Despite the fearsome reputation of Mexican cartels, there has been no noticeable increase in drug-related violence in Canada, and it is highly unlikely that they will bring Mexico-style violence to Canada with them in the near-term.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectHistory--Modern
dc.subjectMilitary Studies
dc.subjectCriminology and Penology
dc.subject.classificationCrimeen_US
dc.subject.classificationCocaineen_US
dc.subject.classificationMennonitesen_US
dc.subject.classificationTraffickingen_US
dc.subject.classificationOrganizeden_US
dc.subject.classificationMexicoen_US
dc.subject.classificationCartelen_US
dc.subject.classificationDrugsen_US
dc.subject.classificationViolenceen_US
dc.subject.classificationCanadaen_US
dc.subject.classificationMigrationen_US
dc.subject.classificationSinaloaen_US
dc.subject.classificationGangsen_US
dc.titleStreet Gangs, Outlaw Bikers, the Mafia and the Mexican Cartels: Dynamics of Transnational Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in Canada
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27892
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.nameMSS
thesis.degree.disciplineMilitary and Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3618
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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