County lines drug dealing and local organised crime

Andell, Paul, James, David and Maitra, Dev rup (2021) County lines drug dealing and local organised crime. In: Understanding Drug Dealing and Illicit Drug Markets in the 21st Century: National and International Perspectives. Routledge, London, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract

The chapter draws upon a critical realist analysis to demonstrate recent changes in the UK Middle Market of Class A drugs and responses to them. The chapter contends that previous definitions of the "middle market" specified from agencies charged with disruption have overly relied upon definitions which best suit the professionals involved to the detriment of young and vulnerable people caught up in what has become known as County lines. The chapter provides a new analysis of this part of the distribution network and discusses criminal exploitation and transitions of some street gangs to local organised crime networks.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: drugs, drug dealing, county lines
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Andell
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 08:16
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 10:59
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1875

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