Thesis Series: Balas and Barrios: An Analysis of U.S. Domestic and Regional Anti-Gang Policies from a Human Security Perspective


NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Max Pfaffinger (MA1803/1804), Federal Air Marshal at Transportation Security Administration, discusses his thesis with fellow master’s student, Scott Fenton. Pfaffinger’s thesis focuses on the topic of gang violence from a Federal law enforcement perspective. By researching the gangs in Central America’s northern triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras), Pfaffinger is able to quantify the effect here in the US.

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