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Title: Will the Movement of Narcotics Through Commercial Airports Affect Law Enforcement by the Year 2000?
Author(s): K J Roberts
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 168
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Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research paper addresses the possible impact on law enforcement caused by narcotics smuggling through airports by the year 2000.
Abstract: Based on a review of existing drug problems, smuggling trends, and interdiction programs, numerous trends and events were identified that could have an impact on the issue. These trends and events were presented to a modified conventional delphi panel consisting of 13 experts from various fields. The panel projected five trends that they felt would have the most impact: (1) level of regional task force operations; (2) public awareness through schools and media; (3) information systems; (4) amount of evidence allowed in court via interpretation of the fourth amendment; and (5) level of organized crime. The most significant events identified by the panel were international cooperation to enforce crop eradication and support replacement crops, drug legalization, changes in Federal funding, revision in sentencing laws to make drug sentences longer, and government funding of technological development. Strategic and transition management plans were developed that incorporated seven policies: establish a regional task force, hire a civilian accountant, use seizure monies to finance technology development, develop a selection and training policy, develop a cash/seizure handling policy, develop an informant policy and establish a functional supervision policy. The primary conclusion of the study calls for the development of a regional task force to confront the issues of drug smuggling through airports in the year 2000. Supplemental study information is contained in 18 appendixes. Endnotes, tables, figures, and charts
Main Term(s): Airport drug searches; Drug smuggling
Index Term(s): Airport security; Drug legalization; Drug regulation; International drug law enforcement
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