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How the physical landscape of the urban environment affects drug dealing

Barnum, Jeremy D., Campbell, Walter L., Trocchio, Sarah, Caplan, Joel M. and Kennedy, Leslie W. (2016) How the physical landscape of the urban environment affects drug dealing. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (29 Jul 2016). Website.

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Many illegal drugs are sold in open air markets on the street. But what determines where drug transactions take place? In new research, Jeremy D. Barnum, Walter L. Campbell, Sarah Trocchio, Joel M. Caplan, and Leslie W. Kennedy examine how drug dealers and buyers can take advantage of features of the urban environment in Chicago to find more effective places to make drug deals. Assessing 28 of these environmental features, they find that drug deals were much more likely to take place near to foreclosures, problem landlords and broken street lighting. They write that their findings could be used to inform more place-based policing strategies aimed at tackling drug markets.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:32

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