Tackling Drug Markets and Distribution Networks in the UK
A review of the recent literature
Tim McSweeney Paul J. Turnbull and Mike Hough Institute for Criminal Policy Research School of Law King’s College London
Policy Report July 2008
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Page ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS SUMMARY 1. 2. ABOUT THIS REVIEW THE NATURE OF ILLICIT DRUG MARKETS AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE GLOBAL DRUGS TRADE THE UK MARKET: OVERVIEW TRAFFICKING INTO THE UK THE MIDDLE MARKET UK RETAIL MARKET DRUG USE AND MARKETS IN NORTHERN IRELAND PRISON DRUG MARKETS THE IMPACT OF THE ILLICIT DRUGS TRADE 3. CURRENT STRATEGIES AND ENFORCEMENT STRUCTURES WITHIN THE UK THE UK DRUG STRATEGY NATIONAL AND REGIONAL STRUCTURES 4. EVIDENCE FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT APPROACHES AIMED AT
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SUPPLY REDUCTION APPROACHES UK SEIZURE RATES EVIDENCE FOR THE...