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NCJ Number: 151631 Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement, the Price of Cocaine and Cocaine Use
Journal: Mathematical and Computer Modelling  Volume:17  Issue:2  Dated:(1993)  Pages:53-64
Author(s): J DiNardo
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The relationship between drug law enforcement and the price and use of cocaine was examined using data from the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) System to Retrieve Information from Drug Evidence (STRIDE) and Monitoring the Future (MTF).
Abstract: The analysis applied a variety of grouped data estimators and related these estimators to instrumental variables, techniques, quasi-experiments, and classical experimental design. The data covered 1977-87. Results revealed no indication that regional and time variation in DEA seizures of cocaine is helpful in explaining variation in either the demand or price of cocaine. Findings also suggest that if policymakers are interested in evaluating the efficacy of law enforcement in raising the price of cocaine to end users, passive observation of current efforts is unlikely to be adequate. Instead, it would probably be helpful to partially design both the enforcement activity and the data collection with consideration of its evaluation. Figures, tables, and 14 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Drug law enforcement
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