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International Views on Social Supply, Self-Supply and Small-Scale Drug Dealing

  • Bernd Werse
  • Christiane Bernard
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Christiane Bernard, Bernd Werse
    Pages 7-12
  3. Ross Coomber, Leah Moyle, Nigel South
    Pages 13-28
  4. Simon Lenton, Jodie Grigg, John Scott, Dr. Monica Barratt
    Pages 29-46
  5. Marieke Vlaemynck
    Pages 145-161
  6. Gary R. Potter, Monica J. Barratt, Aili Malm, Martin Bouchard, Thomas Blok, Anne-Sofie Christensen et al.
    Pages 163-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-245

About this book

Introduction

Based on social research conducted in different countries in Europe, the U.S. and Australia, this anthology is the first to provide detailed insights into small-scale drug distribution. A main focus is the phenomenon of ‘social supply’, i.e. buying illicit drugs from friends, which covers a substantial part of the retail market. For cannabis users, cultivating their own plants is another important source. This volume deals with different social aspects of these non-profit-oriented forms of drug distribution, as well as profit-oriented small-scale dealing. While the illicit drug trade is commonly referred to as a world dominated by ruthless criminals, this book draws a different picture.

Contents

  • Drug sharing and social supply
  • Careers of drug users and small-scale dealers: Drifting in and out of dealing
  • Cannabis cultivation as a way of self-supply
  • Comparative research on small-scale trade and cannabis cultivation in different countries
  • Networks of drug dealers and traffickers 

Target Groups

  • Researchers, lecturers and students of criminology and social sciences
  • Law enforcement, social work, drug policy

The Editors
Dr. phil. Bernd Werse works for different social research projects on the use of recreational drugs at the Centre for Drug Research, Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Dr. phil. Christiane Bernard works at the Coordination Office “Women and Addiction” of North Rhine-Westphalia. She has extensive experience as a researcher in social drug research.


Keywords

Cannabis Drogen - drugs Drogenhandel – drug trade Drogenkriminalität – drug-related crime Qualitative Sozialforschung – qualitative social research

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Werse
    • 1
  • Christiane Bernard
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.EssenGermany

About the editors

Dr. phil. Bernd Werse works for different social research projects on the use of recreational drugs at the Centre for Drug Research, Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Dr. phil. Christiane Bernard works at the Coordination Office “Women and Addiction” of North Rhine-Westphalia. She has extensive experience as a researcher in social drug research.


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