Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Intimate Crimes – Kidnapping, Gangs, and Trust in Mexico City - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Intimate Crimes: Kidnapping, Gangs, and Trust in Mexico City

Rolando Ochoa


This book analyses the survival strategies that wealthy people in Mexico City have designed and implemented to protect themselves from kidnapping, with special focus on household employment relationships. This particular crime has demonstrated a particular evolution in the last twenty years that deserves analysis. Once a political crime, it became an economic crime that at first only targeted wealthy individuals and then over time began targeting working-class victims. This book presents a detailed history of the evolution of kidnapping in the period 1968 to 2009. It links this evolution to pr ... More

Keywords: Mexico, kidnapping, organized crime, corruption, trust, gangs, criminal justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198798460
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198798460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rolando Ochoa, author
Lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University, Sydney