Accession Number:

AD1082631

Title:

The Mexican Education System, the Keystone to Combatting Crime and Improving Economic Well-Being

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Increased attention must be directed toward Mexico due to the direct and immediate effects issues like Mexican migration, cross border drug control, and transnational organized crime have on U.S. national security. Two primary issues underpin these shared security issues. These are a weak economy and an inadequate education system. Accordingly, this paper posits a relationship between education, economic health, and crime. To be specific, by strengthening the education system, Mexicos economy will improve. Together, these conditions will augment the governments ability to counter criminal activity. To illuminate this topic further, the first section of the paper substantiates a relationship between education, the economy, and crime. The second section then justifies U.S. involvement, and the third and final section details recommended focus areas to bolster the Mexican education system.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE