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Windle, James;Briggs, Daniel
2015
May
Crime Prevention & Community Safety
'It's like working away for two weeks': The harms associated with young drug dealers commuting from a saturated London drug market
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This article discusses some new developments in British illicit drug markets: the commuting of London-based gang members to sell drugs in other British towns, or in gang member's parlance: 'working the country lines'. This is concerning for several reasons, not least because children and young people may be running away from home and putting themselves at significant risk by dealing drugs, including involvement in the distribution of drugs from 'crack houses'. This article hypothesises that the increased saturation of London drug markets is increasing the chances of drug dealers commuting from their homes, which in turn raises particular harms, including conflict with established dealers in other cities as well as child welfare issues. The article concludes with some policy and research recommendations.
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1460-3780
10.1057/cpcs.2015.2
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