The organisation of drug supply: South Asian criminal enterprise in the UK

Ruggiero, Vincenzo and Khan, Kazim (2007) The organisation of drug supply: South Asian criminal enterprise in the UK. Asian Journal of Criminology, 2 (2). pp. 163-177. ISSN 1871-0131

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11417-007-9036-x

Abstract

This paper examines the structure and modus operandi of South Asian criminal organisations operating in the UK. It is based on empirical research conducted between 2005 and 2006 among prisoners sentenced for drug offences, a number of drug distributors operating in the market, and observers with a knowledge of the drugs business working for the police force or for rehabilitation services. First, the paper offers an overview of the debate on organised crime, and after a methodological note, the research findings are utilised to propose a typology. Hypotheses are formulated around the illicit drug enterprises involved in British markets. Finally, the implications for law enforcement with respect to these enterprises are discussed.

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Research Areas:School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
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