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Challenges, Inertia, and Corruption in the Mexican Federal Judiciary

Abstract This thesis examines the Mexican federal judiciary and the problem of corruption in this institution, particularly related to cases of drug trafficking. Given the clandestine nature of corruption and the complexities of this investigation, ethnographic methods were used to collect data. I conducted fieldwork as a "returning member" to the site under study, based on my former experience and interaction with the federal judicial system. I interviewed 45 individuals who work in the federal courts in six different Mexican cities. I also studied case files associated with an important criminal trial of suspected narco-traffickers known in Mexico as "El Michoacanazo." My study reveals the complicated nature of judicial corrupt... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Ferreyra-Orozco, Gabriel (Author) / Provine, Doris M. (Advisor) / Provine, Doris M. (Advisor) / Johnson, John M. (Committee member) / Warner, Carolyn M. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociology / Social research / Corruption / Drug Trafficking / Ethnography / Mexican Federal Judiciary
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 287 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Justice Studies 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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