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Drugs: Is the War Winnable?

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The federal government asserted a role in fighting narcotics abuse since the early 20th century, but it was not until the Richard Nixon administration starting in 1969 that a federal “war on drugs” ... More


Policing the ‘Drug Problem’

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/9780199687381.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the role of the police in drug control as background to the empirical study of the rationales, patterns and priorities of specialist detective units assigned to the task of ... More


Detecting Change and the Future of Drug Law Enforcement

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/9780199687381.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter pulls together some key findings in order to consider the extent to which detective practices were affected by the formal structural context of policing and explain why some behaviours ... 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


Making Cases

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/9780199687381.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides an account of the everyday realities of the war on drugs by examining the dynamics and dilemmas of how drug investigations are planned, authorized, and carried out after a case ... More


The Drug Detectives

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/9780199687381.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the police studies literature on detectives and criminal investigations in order to provide a platform on which to consider the ethnographic exploration of those specialist ... More


Licensing Criminals

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/9780199687381.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter begins with a review of the academic literature in order to explore the police informer/handler relationship and attempts to reform the use and regulation of police informers. Particular ... More


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

Matthew Bacon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199687381
eISBN:
9780191813375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687381.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Taking Care of Business offers a rich and insightful ethnography of specialist detective units assigned to the task of investigating drug offences and gathering evidence to support the prosecution of ... More


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