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Where's the Dope At?: The Need to Understand Drug Dealing from the Ground Up

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explains how drug dealers interpret neighborhood disorder and understand the effects of collective efficacy on their business decisions. It highlights the various ways that the ... More


Special Categories of Serious and Violent Offenders: Drug Dealers, Gang Members, Homicide Offenders, and Sex Offenders

Richard Rosenfeld, Helene R. White, and Finn-Aage Esbensen

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines drug dealing and gang membership, and to a lesser extent sex offending and homicide, with respect to age of onset and desistance, correlates and causes, and offense ... More


How Prison Gangs Govern the Outside

David Skarbek

in The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199328499
eISBN:
9780199378890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328499.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Powerful prison gangs can “tax” drug dealers on the street because drug dealers anticipate incarceration, have high recidivism rates, and recognize prison gangs’ power. Because prison gangs can tax ... More


The Police on Drugs

Matthew Bacon

in Taking Care of Business: Police Detectives, Drug Law Enforcement and Proactive Investigation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199687381
eISBN:
9780191813375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687381.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Interrogating the official organizational position on the policing of drugs, this chapter delves into the police worldview with the aim of exploring and making sense of how officers perceived the ... More


The Illegal Drug Business

Matthew Bacon

in Taking Care of Business: Police Detectives, Drug Law Enforcement and Proactive Investigation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199687381
eISBN:
9780191813375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687381.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a narrative review of the research literature on the illegal drug business in order to explore this subterranean world of work and play and paint a picture of what the police ... More


The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Ko-lin Chin and Sheldon X. Zhang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has ... More


The Same Money?: Locating the Entrepreneurial Habitus

Dick Hobbs

in Lush Life: Constructing Organized Crime in the UK

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668281
eISBN:
9780191760563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668281.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses how changes in the global drug market have eroded the links between traditional criminal territories and the cultures they spawned. Women exemplify these changes to criminal ... More


Fear of Books Reading Urban Fiction

Megan Sweeney

in Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the popularity of urban fiction among young, lower-class black women in prison which has, however, also gained popularity among some white women and middle-class black women. ... More


The Bonder and the Dealer

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A chance meeting with a bail bond agent turned French restaurateur in Falfurrias, Texas, turns the author onto the drug economy in South Texas. After an overview of Mexico’s Drug War, which claimed ... More


Conclusion This Really Isn't a Rehabilitation Place policy considerations

Megan Sweeney

in Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney.13
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book concludes with the story of Starr, a forty-one-year-old African American woman, whose personal history is as familiar as it is tragic. She was raised in South Philadelphia by her mother, a ... More


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