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Transnational Crime

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Fragile states are said to threaten international security by providing hospitable environments for transnational crime. “Failing states are inextricably linked to the increasing power of ... More


Illegal markets: the economics of drug distribution and social harm

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes what is known about drug markets, and the nature and extent of harms that arise from them. It begins with a brief theoretical discussion about the structure, prices, ... More


Drug policy and control at the international level

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the global expansion of psychoactive substance use. It then discusses current international drug control treaties, the implementation of the treaties, the ... More


Drugs: Addictions and Trafficking

Katherine van Wormer

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0025
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter focuses on drug use and the drug trafficking that sustains it. Because alcohol is also a drug and is closely associated with addiction worldwide, attention is paid to its use and abuse ... More


Reefer Madness

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Tackling the other contentious border issue today, this chapter articulates the facet of the proposed harm reduction agenda that sweeps aside the current protocol in which undocumented immigration, ... More


Law Enforcement Activities

Natalie Klein

in Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199566532
eISBN:
9780191725197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566532.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

After a short introduction to law enforcement in the law of the sea, this chapter considers each maritime zone in turn, beginning with those closest to the state's land territory (ports and internal ... More


U.S.-Cuban Cooperative Efforts on Drug Interdiction

Melanie M. Ziegler

in U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030876
eISBN:
9780813039701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030876.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the cooperative efforts undertaken by the United States and Cuba during the 1990s in addressing the dilemmas of drug trafficking. This chapter provides a brief overview of the ... More


Policing the Caribbean: Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice

Ben Bowling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199577699
eISBN:
9780191702259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577699.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores the emergence of law enforcement and security practices that extend beyond the boundaries of the nation state. Perceptions of public safety and national sovereignty are shifting in ... More


Wholesale Heroin Trafficking

Ko-lin Chin

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the characteristics of the wholesale heroin market by examining some of the major drug trafficking cases between Burma and China since the mid-1980s. It takes an in-depth look ... More


The Social Organization of Entrepreneurial Traffickers

Ko-lin Chin

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the rise of entrepreneurial traffickers (both upper-and lower-level) in the Chinese drug market. First, it examines the relationship between organized crime groups and drug ... More


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