The impact of the kingpin strategy on extortion and kidnapping in Mexico

While Mexico's main counter-organised crime policy has been the 'kingpin’ strategy, evidence suggests that ‘neutralising’ criminal leaders is associated with increases in homicides. However, there is little research on the impact of such strategy on …

Improving the measurement of extortion victimisation: The case of Mexico

This talk will discuss the current limitations of the existing instruments to measure extortion in Mexico, and propose ways in which they could be improved.

¿Por qué algunas empresas pagan extorsión y otras no?

This talk presented the findings of a study on the determinants of extortion compliance in Mexico, and the implications to prevent this crime in Mexico and Central America.

Determinants of extortion compliance: Empirical evidence from a victimisation survey

This article focuses on the situational-, victim-, and area-level determinants of extortion compliance. Extortion, a quintessential organised crime, is one of the most common crimes in Mexico. However, compliance with extortion demands is relatively …

Are repeatedly extorted businesses different? A multilevel hurdle model of extortion victimization

**Objectives.** Research consistently shows that crime concentrates on a few repeatedly victimized places and targets. In this paper we examine whether the same is true for extortion against businesses. We then test whether the factors that explain …

Flawed Measurements of Organised Crime Activities

Extortion against businesses is one of the main security challenges facing the Mexican government today. However, extortion measurements are flawed.

Repeat extortion victimisation of Mexican businesses

Research on repeat victimisation consistently reveals that crimes to concentrate within a small subset of victims. Given a recent increase on the number of extortions against businesses in Mexico, this research aimed to answer whether extortion …