British South Asian communities and drug supply networks in the UK
Ruggiero, Vincenzo and Khan, Kazim (2010) British South Asian communities and drug supply networks in the UK. In: Drugs and crime. Natarajan, Mangai, ed. The Library of Drug Abuse and Crime, 2 . Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, pp. 328-337. ISBN 9780754627722
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[Summary of book containing this chapter]. Despite twenty years of research, it is still debated whether drug dependency leads to crime, or whether involvement in crime increases the probability of drug dependency. This is because the relationship between drugs and crime is mediated by a great many variables, including the nature of the drugs, the user's degree of dependency on drugs, the life circumstances of the user, the social conditions under which the drugs are used, the laws governing obtaining and using drugs, social tolerance of drug use, availability of drug treatment programs, and so forth. This volume covers the many ways in which drugs and crime could be related that encompass and extend beyond the simple causal link between drug dependency and crime. It also reviews the main kinds of drug-related crimes and considers research that could help viable policy interventions.
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|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology|
|Deposited On:||02 Mar 2010 14:54|
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