County lines: exploitation and drug dealing among urban street gangs

Harding, Simon (2020) County lines: exploitation and drug dealing among urban street gangs. Bristol University Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781529203080

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Abstract

This work addresses what the National Crime Agency refer to as a 'significant threat' - county lines - the transportation of large volumes of drugs, mostly crack cocaine and heroin, from metro centres to more provincial or rural areas of the UK.
This phenomenon has impacted local drug markets, increasing criminal activity.
Harding explores how county lines evolve, and reveals an extensive network of criminal exploitation and control in the daily 'grind' to sell drugs.

Harding uses a background in research, criminology and marketing to describe in details how county lines operate as a business , shifting product from a to B with a view to increasing professionalisation and market orientation. He accessess street dealers and county line managers alongside drug users, police and local stakeholders, to provide a indepth analysis of how county lines work.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Cuckooing; dealing;
Uncontrolled Keywords: County Lines; street gangs; drugs; marketing; policing; expolitation
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Policing and criminal investigations
Psychology > Substance abuse/misuse
Social sciences > Sociology of deviance
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Depositing User: Simon Harding
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 15:52
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 15:55
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7447

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