Cocaine Kid Research Paper

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The Dorm Room Drug Dealer vs. Cocaine Kid Genesis Kelly Drugs and Society Dr.Holland-Davis Clayton State University 4/26/2012 Abstract When reading this paper you will gain a better aspect on how the social status (gender, race, SES) open versus closed markets; stigmatization (gender, the anti -targets); and strain theory supports the reason for drugs sells in usage. You will find it very interesting to see my opinion and how I correlate the drug policy rights, privileges to both of the text. I only cover certain themes and crimalization examples but in the text book you will find more information. You will see how I also see how I compare the books It shows many stereotypes on how our society view drugs and other crimes that relate.…show more content…
Specifically it will discuss the differences in social status (gender, race, SES), open versus closed markets, stigmatization (gender, the anti-targets) and strain theory. After reading both books, the major differences that Door Room Dealers and Cocaine Kids have are more obvious to the audience; even though they may have differences there are many similarities, Cocaine Kids was fairly much easier to read. Cocaine Kids show many stereo types on how the society view drugs and other crimes that relate. Both books interviewed young teenagers in which all the participants were very ambitious and wanted to live life fast. Another difference in Cocaine kids is the teenagers ran there drug markets like a business and became very successful. For example, they had jobs in their market that did not require selling the drug product. There were positions such as, runners that are messengers which take cocaine to buyers, and lookouts whose job was to simply be on the lookout for police officers. Catcher was another job description that involved catching packages from high level cases simply because the police had intruded. The only way to qualify for a job was to achieve the trust of a dealer. There were similarities between these drug markets and the real business markets of today’s society because there were job opportunities and a pre-screening to ensure that the employee was…show more content…
Cocaine Kids showed how society views most drug dealer, with stereotyping them as gangsters with big gold rope necklaces, fresh kicks, and nice cars. It was a bigger chance that the Cocaine Kids would get caught because of where they lived, the areas that they stayed in promoted drug use. There was more of a risk of being caught for drug dealing that is why certain extensive procedures were followed in Cocaine Kids. It was to the degree of the market almost having its own “miniature society with institutions, laws, morality, language codes in behaviors of its own.” (Williams, pg.2). A person would think people with money would be looked down upon because they buy these illegal drugs but there is less stigmatizing because they have disposable money. They tend to use the drugs recreationally and that is exactly what happened in the Dorm Room Drug Dealers. As far as stigmatizing, Kitty from Cocaine Kids took advantage of the fact that she was a Caucasian female and eventually started to make her drop offs in a business casual dress while arriving in a limousine. This example of Kitty is not a fitting description of a drug dealer but because of
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