Drug trade, trafficking and policies

by Megan O. Griffiths

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers in Hauppauge, N.Y

Written in English
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  • Drug traffic,
  • Foreign economic relations,
  • Drug control

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementeditors, Megan O. Griffiths and Dylan A. Richards
LC ClassificationsHV5801 .D78 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25042508M
ISBN 109781611229325
LC Control Number2010046996

Drug Trafficking and Organized Cybercrime Statistics. Statistics regarding drug trafficking and organized cybercrime are very telling; at the time of this writing, the organized cybercrime trade was valued at several billion dollars, while the drug trafficking trade was valued at around $1 trillion. This has been the cause of heated debate. Drug Trafficking Contributes to Gang-Related Crime by the Drug Enforcement Administration 72 Drug trafficking is an excellent source of revenue for violent criminal gangs and is increasingly controlled by hierarchical organizations. From prison gangs to outlaw motorcycle gangs, the drug trade provides means. Governments which perceive drug trafficking and organized crime as security crises have turned to the United States for support, while others denounce U.S. cooperation as imperialism. Since Mexico in joined Colombia in waging a full-out war against local drug cartels—both with significant support from the United States—the costs of the.   According to a study commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce, the global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods is estimated to generate between $ billion to $ trillion annually (this includes cross-border trade, domestic trade and digital piracy). The drug trade and human trafficking rank below counterfeiting and.

Drug trafficking in Mexico is worth over $50 billion annually to the nation. It is estimated that a complete loss of the industry would shrink the country’s economy by more than 63 percent, according to , a drug-treatment non-profit organization. International Drug Trafficking: A Global Problem with a Domestic Solution Matthew S. Jenner concentrate exclusively on the illicit drug trade throughout North, South, and Central America, using the infamous experiences of Mexico and Colombia to pave the way. These regions comprise the largest drugCited by: In their recent book, Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia, Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence P. Markowitz explore the nexus Author: Catherine Putz. Drug Trafficking and its effects in United States Drug trafficking is trade in illegal drugs and involves a global black market that is involved in a chain of activities before the drugs get to the consumer. These activities include cultivation of the illegal drugs followed by their manufacture and eventually their distribution to the consumers.

The mirror of history shows us the impact of the drug trade in the colonization of Asia. The post cold war geopolitical context reproduces elements of the past, with new opportunities for drug trafficking in the globalization process, as can be seen in the example of China, and the lasting impunity in . Drug Trafficking in the Americas. L. Robinson Costa Rica and the Drug Trade, C. Weir The Drug Trade in the Caribbean - Policy Options, A. Maingot Politics and US-Jamaican Drug Trade in the. Together, they present a comprehensive overview of the major trends in drug trafficking and organized crime in the early twenty-first century. In addition, the editors and contributors identify emerging issues and propose several policy options to address them.   A UMass Lowell researcher who analyzes the causes and impacts of violence fueled by drug trafficking has won critical acclaim for her work and .

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages: illustrations, maps ; 26 cm. Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 International Drug Trade and U.S. Foreign Policy / Raphael F. Perl --ch. 2 Drug Trafficking and North Korea: Issues for U.S. Policy / Raphael F. Perl --ch. 3 Drug Control: International Policy and Approaches / Raphael Perl --ch.

“The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year 'fighting' it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and it's ALL DOCUMENTED.”.

Governments try to combat drug addiction with policies which address both the demand and supply of drugs, as well as policies which can mitigate the harms of drug abuse. This book examines various drug policies, with a particular focus on drug trade and trafficking.

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Griffiths, Megan O. Griffiths, Dylan A. Richards] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Drug Trade, Trafficking and Policies (Substance Abuse Assessment. Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.

UNODC is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are trafficking and policies book to drug prohibition laws.

Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drug Report estimates the size. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Drugs Trade / Drug Trafficking Books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Many recent books have dealt with the cocaine trade; most concentrate on the Colombian drug cartels or the effect of drugs on society. Rice now adds to the literature with a fascinating and detailed account of some white-collar workers in the trade: the pilots of the Air America company who flew cocaine from Colombia to the United States for /5(15).

This book chronicles and analyzes the background and development of U.S. drug policies during the period and shows how U.S. presidents steadily militarized the war on drugs and made it a central component of U.S. foreign policy. Abstract: The book is divided into five sections. International Drug Control Policy: Background and U.S.

Responses Congressional Research Service Summary The global illegal drug trade represents a multi-dimensional challenge that has implications for U.S. national interests as well as the international community. Common illegal drugs trafficked.

Books shelved as drug-trafficking: The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth, Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, The Cartel by Don Winslow, The Queen of the S. Drug trafficking in the United States dates back to the 19th century. From opium to marijuana to cocaine, a variety of substances have been illegally imported, sold and distributed throughout U.S.

crime, violence, and politics: drug trafficking and counternarcotics policies in mali and guinea Beyond such high-profile statements, West African governments have also initiated a range of policy andFile Size: KB.

Most drug enforcement is local, but the international and interstate nature of the drug trade has gradually resulted in more federal involvement.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), created inis responsible for enforcing federal laws and policies and coordinates information sharing. The economic patterns of illicit drug trafficking follow the same principles of any illegal good or service with a reasonable real demand.

After all, there is nothing special about the production. Drug trafficking, also referred to as illegal drug trade, is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.

Illegal drugs include cocaine, heroin, PCP, LSD, methamphetamines and marijuana. Penalties for trafficking may vary, but in most places penalties are intended to be severe enough to discourage.

Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the largest foreign suppliers [PDF] of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine to the United States, according to the.

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The drug trade in Mexico and efforts by the Mexican government—often with United States assistance—to control the cultivation, sale, and use of narcotics are largely 20th-century phenomena. Over time, U.S. drug control policies have played a large role in the scope and longevity of Mexico’s drug trade.

Many argue that these policies—guided by the U.S.-led global war on Author: Aileen Teague. Law and Policy: Controls on Drug TraffickingThe United States is one of the largest and most profitable drug markets in the world.

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Americans spent approximately $64 billion on illegal drugs in About $35 billion of that total was spent on cocaine, $10 billion each on heroin and marijuana, and $5 billion on methamphetamine.

Many say Mexico's war on drugs began after former President Felipe Calderon took office inbut a new book suggests that the genesis was prohibitive drug policies enacted by the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, a process that was later fueled by an economic trade : David Gagne.

Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.

In the Declaration on the Rule of. A drug policy most often refers to a government's attempt to combat the negative effects of drug addiction and misuse in its society. This book examines various drug policies, with a particular focus Read more. Colombia - Colombia - The growth of drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare: The process of change brought with it new political, economic, and social problems, which stemmed from uneven development, unequal gains, and a growing perception that the benefits of higher income were not widely shared.

Since limited progress has been made on those issues; however, the Colombian economy has. Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and U.S. Policy Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction: The Rising Drug Trafficking Threat A rise in illicit drug trafficking in Africa in recent years has drawn the attention of U.S.

policy makers. The th Congress, for Cited by: 6. Drug trafficking organizations in Mexico pose perhaps the second greatest threat to U.S.

security on the part of today’s actors involved in the global drug trade. Drug trafficking organizations are defined by the United States Department of Justice as, "complex organizations with highly defined command-and-control structures that produce, transport, and/or distribute large quantity "Law enforcement reporting indicates that Mexican DTOs maintain drug distribution networks, or supply drugs to distributors, in at least U.S.

cities.". The U.S. Federal Government is an opponent of the illegal drug trade; however, state laws vary greatly and in some cases contradict federal e the US government's official position against the drug trade, US government agents and assets have been implicated in the drug trade and were caught and investigated during the Iran-Contra scandal, implicated in the use of the drug trade as a.

Drugs and Drug Trafficking is a practical informed approach towards a complex topic that will provide a framework for further, stimulating and vigorous classroom has been updated with more recent reports than the previous editions. Drugs and Drug Trafficking: Is effective. Everything within this book can be covered in one semester, and students have found it to be effective, even.

[xii] These policies have contributed immensely to the prominence and violence of the drug trade today. One constant geostrategic component of the U.S.-Mexico relationship is their shared border. Thus, the two countries are natural partners, which is the reason that the institution of NAFTA was practical.

This book provides a drug policy framework that will choke off the revenue supporting the illegal drug market. Howard Rahtz outlines a series of drug policy steps buttressed by a historical review of drug policy measures, a review of international efforts against trafficking, and a clear understanding of the dynamics of addiction and its role.Belize’s perfect location as a drug transshipment point, its open borders, free trade agreements, and large, unpopulated tracts of land has provided significant opportunity for drug production and trafficking to thrive.

Belize: Falling Apart. Belize’s trade suffered during the recession of