Systems engineering approach to solve drug violence problem

Jagadish Thimiri Mallikarjan, University of Texas at El Paso


The War on Drugs has caused cartel related violence to increase, creating a challenge for socio-political stability in Mexico. Currently, the U.S. government focuses on law enforcement measures to interdict drugs in the cartel supply lines.The basics of supply-and-demand and system dynamics approach provided a conceptual framework to understand and capture the features of interdiction in illegal drug markets, and provided important insights to solve the drug violence problem.^

Subject Area

Criminology|Systems science

Recommended Citation

Thimiri Mallikarjan, Jagadish, "Systems engineering approach to solve drug violence problem" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10118158.