'Mates, Mr Big and the unwary' : Ongoing supply and its relationship to entrapment

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Murphy, Brendon and Anderson, John. (2007). 'Mates, Mr Big and the unwary' : Ongoing supply and its relationship to entrapment. Current Issues in Criminal Justice. 19(1), pp. 5-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2007.12036412
AuthorsMurphy, Brendon and Anderson, John
Abstract

[Extract] Drug crime presents a significant problem for law enforcement. Drug supply involves significant profit; a highly adaptive and responsive target group; the potential for violence; cash transactions; the potential for corruption; mutual consent; a sub-cultural vernacular; political pressure; secrecy; telecommunications; and low levels of reporting by 'consumers'. Drug deals are a simple, rapid transaction, even where substantial quantities are involved, that can take place anywhere at any time - but will typically take place in public space. These difficulties are further complicated by the ambiguous public rejection but private consumption or acceptance of drugs for recreational use by large numbers of people (Wood 1997:219-221; Heydon 1973 :268-272; Maher & Dixon 1999). The nature of the illegal drug market requires extraordinary policing methods, including undercover operations.

Year2007
JournalCurrent Issues in Criminal Justice
Journal citation19 (1), pp. 5-33
PublisherInstitute of Criminology, University of Sydney
ISSN1034-5329
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2007.12036412
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