Making Sense of Innovation in the War on Drugs

  • Javier Guerrero C.


Several disciplines have produced an impressive body of literature on organised crime and drug trafficking, especially the economic aspect of drug trafficking. The chapter introduces de multiples pieces of literature dealing with organised crime phenomena and highlights the lack of interest concerning the vehicles in which drugs are transported and the process of innovation triggered by the interplay between drug smugglers and law enforcement agencies. To fully capture such dynamics, it is necessary to understand the importance of outlaw users in the production of both mundane and complex artefacts and the co-evolutionary nature of the innovation process in the War on Drugs (WoD).


Organised crime Outlaw innovation Criminal networks Co-evolution 


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  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesInstituto Tecnológico MetropolitanoMedellínColombia

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