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Introduction

Letizia Paoli, Victoria A. Greenfield, and Peter Reuter

in The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195322996
eISBN:
9780199944194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322996.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about opiate production and heroin trafficking around the word. This book provides a comparative analysis of national ... More


Low-Level Heroin Trafficking: Ants-Moving-House

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/9781479895403.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on low-level drug traffickers. Using a survey of 578 convicted drug traffickers inside a Chinese prison and in-depth interviews with a small number of drug inmates, it examines ... More


Thai Sticks

Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

in Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161343
eISBN:
9780231535564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161343.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter gives an overview of the drug trade surrounding the seedless cannabis sativa—the marijuana plant used for the potent, high-grade Thai sticks. Such wares fetched a premium price on ... More


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