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Routine activities and drug trafficking : the case of the Netherlands

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posted on 19.12.2006, 16:07 authored by Graham Farrell
Like the air we breathe, sometimes things are such an accepted and mundane part of our experience that we fail to recognise their fundamental importance. This is almost certainly the case where the relationship between licit trade and illicit drug trafficking is concerned. When variations in illicit drug trafficking and consumption are analyzed, it is possible that we often look too hard for drug policy-related scapegoats, when at least a significant part of the variation is due to other factors. This paper attempts to build an empirical case study of the Netherlands as a specific illustration. While opinion regarding the validity and potential implications of the case study will almost certainly remain divided, it is hoped that it will stimulate recognition of the potential for further contributions to the analysis of international drug policy through the utilization of the routine activities approach.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Pages

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Citation

FARRELL, G., 1998. Routine activities and drug trafficking : the case of the Netherlands. International Journal of Drug Policy, 9 (1), pp. 21-32.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Publication date

1998

Notes

This is restricted access. This article was published in the journal, International Journal of Drug Policy [© Elsevier] and is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09553959

ISSN

0955-3959

Language

en