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Mexico’s Drug -Related Violence



  • Available for pre-order on June 14, 2023. Item will ship after July 5, 2023
ISBN 9780367752736
July 5, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores and explains how traditional and alternative media have framed the issues of gun trafficking into Mexico, drug related violence, and spillover violence. It reveals how gun trafficking and drug related violence are social problems for Mexico, while spillover violence is portrayed as a moral panic for the U.S.

Readers will gain a better understanding of how the media portrays and frames the criminal activity that is occurring in Mexico and how it impacts the U.S. The book analyses national newspapers from both sides of the US-Mexico border: The New York Times and El Universal, and draws on a theoretical framework of moral panics, social problems, and cultivation theory. It reveals six framing devices, “the blame game,” “worthy and unworthy victims,” “positive aspects,” “negative aspects of gun trafficking,” “indirect mention of gun trafficking,” and “direct mention of gun trafficking”, which are utilized by The New York Times and El Universal to discuss and frame the issue of gun trafficking into Mexico and its impact on Mexico’s border violence.

Mexico’s Drug Related Violence will be of great interest to students and scholars interested in the perception of media and crime, as well as those who researching the topic drug cartels and drug related violence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 2: MEDIA AND SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY: FRAMING, AGENDA SETTING, AND CULTIVATION THEORY

Chapter 3: FROM SOCIAL PHENOMENON TO SOCIAL PROBLELM: THE OBAMA ADMINSTRATION

Chapter 4: SPILLOVER VIOLENCE, THE COMING INVASION: A MORAL PANIC

Chapter 5: SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND MORAL PANICS DURING THE TRUMP ADMINSTRATION

Chapter 6: CONCLUSION

EPILOGUE

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Biography

Omar Camarillo is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Eastern New Mexico University. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology, with a major emphasis in Crime, Law and Deviance and a minor emphasis in Sociology of Culture from Texas A&M University. His research interests include drug trafficking organizations, gun trafficking, drug trafficking, human trafficking, drug related violence, spillover violence, gangs, media and crime, deviance, critical criminology, war crimes, and popular culture.