62) Crime in Latin America


Latin America has been plagued with drug use, human and drug trafficking, organized crime, violence, corruption, gangs, and much more. On today's show, I was glad to welcome Jonathan D. Rosen to share exactly what has been taking place, and what can be done to fix it.

Bio: I am an Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University. Prior to this, I worked as a research scientist at The Gordon Institute at Florida International University. I also worked as a Research Professor at the Universidad del Mar in Oaxaca, Mexico from August 2013 until October 2015. I have a Master of Arts from Columbia University and received my Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 2012. I have published 18 books on drug trafficking, organized crime, gangs, and security-related issues. In addition, I have published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles in both English and Spanish in Deviant Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Contexto Internacional, Revista Reflexiones, and various other journals. 

Moreover, I have served as a country conditions expert in more than 75 cases in immigration court. The cases involved individuals from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia.