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NCJ Number: 136937 Find in a Library
Title: Handbook of Research on the Illicit Drug Traffic: Socioeconomic and Political Consequences
Author(s): L Tullis
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 669
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-313-27846-6
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume reviews the literature regarding the social and economic consequences of the production, trafficking, and consumption of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana worldwide and presents an annotated bibliography listing 2,058 books, articles, and press reports on the subject.
Abstract: The literature review focuses on patterns of production and consumption; drug trafficking techniques and organizations; drug law enforcement; demand reduction measures; and new proposals to reduce demand, supply, drug-related crime, and AIDS transmission. The discussion notes that during the past 15 years, international drug trafficking has grown into highly organized, international economic exchanges employing hundreds of thousands of people and earning scores of billions of dollars annually. The political and socioeconomic consequences have been substantial. Efforts to impede drug trafficking are sometimes logical and sometimes irrational and have produced both intended and unintended consequences. Over the long term, the only apparent sure solutions lie in the reduction of demand and the willingness of current net consumer countries to assist current net producer countries in rebuilding their economies, their societies, and their politics on the basis on legitimate international transactions. The bibliography consists mainly of English-language documents, but includes some in Spanish. Figures, chapter reference notes, and index
Main Term(s): Drug law offenses; International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation
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