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The Methamphetamine Industry in America : Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs.

By: Brownstein, Henry H.
Contributor(s): Mulcahy, Timothy M | Huessy, Johannes.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Critical Issues in Crime and Society Ser: Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (172 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813569864.Subject(s): Drug control - MexicoGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Methamphetamine Industry in America : Transnational Cartels and Local EntrepreneursDDC classification: 363.450973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Understanding Methamphetamine Markets as an Industry -- 2. Methamphetamine in America -- 3. Social Activity in the Methamphetamine Industry -- 4. Social Relationships in the Methamphetamine Industry -- 5. The Culture of the Methamphetamine Industry -- 6. Meth Markets and the Methamphetamine Industry -- Appendix. The Study of the Dynamics of Methamphetamine Markets -- References -- Index -- About the Authors.
Summary: The result of a study stretching from small-town America to Mexican cartels, and from law enforcement officers and drug treatment workers to local dealers and users, this book tells the story of how methamphetamine markets evolved in the United States--and thrived, despite vigorous legal and law enforcement challenges. Through the eyes and words of dealers, users, police officers, and treatment workers, the authors produce a complex picture of the social operation, organization, and meaning of the meth industry in America.
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Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Understanding Methamphetamine Markets as an Industry -- 2. Methamphetamine in America -- 3. Social Activity in the Methamphetamine Industry -- 4. Social Relationships in the Methamphetamine Industry -- 5. The Culture of the Methamphetamine Industry -- 6. Meth Markets and the Methamphetamine Industry -- Appendix. The Study of the Dynamics of Methamphetamine Markets -- References -- Index -- About the Authors.

The result of a study stretching from small-town America to Mexican cartels, and from law enforcement officers and drug treatment workers to local dealers and users, this book tells the story of how methamphetamine markets evolved in the United States--and thrived, despite vigorous legal and law enforcement challenges. Through the eyes and words of dealers, users, police officers, and treatment workers, the authors produce a complex picture of the social operation, organization, and meaning of the meth industry in America.

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In this book, part of the "Critical Issues in Crime and Society" series, Brownstein, Mulcahy, and Huessy (all, NORC, Univ. of Chicago) weave interviews with users, dealers, producers, and law enforcement professionals involved in the methamphetamine drug trade to give readers a vision of the local, national, and international drug industry. The authors adopt a social organization approach to identify and analyze social patterns among the people involved in the meth trade. A National Institute on Drug Abuse grant funded the four-year study (2007 to 2011), allowing the authors to engage in a three-stage process involving screening surveys (1,367 police agencies), "open-ended and in-depth telephone interviews" (50 narcotics officers), and site observations and interviews (30 cities and towns in five regions). They note that federal and state interdiction efforts created some issues among meth market participants but also resulted in a rebirth and restructuring of a fragmented industry into a larger, transnational organization that competes with local participants, especially in larger markets. The text provides readers with at least some of the details of the amorphous entity that constitutes the methamphetamine trade in the US. Useful for professionals responsible for prevention and treatment services and enforcement of drug laws as well as students in these areas. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Gregory A. Blevins, Governors State University

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HENRY H. BROWNSTEIN is associate dean for research and professor and director of the Center for Public Policy at the Wilder School for Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has written extensively on drug markets and is the author of four books, including The Problems of Living in Societ y. <br> <br> TIMOTHY M. MULCAHY is a program area director in the Economics, Labor, and Population Studies Department at NORC at the University of Chicago, and was co-investigator of the methamphetamine market study.<br> <p>JOHANNES HUESSY is a principal research analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago and research associate for the methamphetamine market study.</p> <br>

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