The Geography Of Illegal Drugs ISBN 13: 9780813389868
ISBN 10: 0813389860
Unknown; Boulder, Colorado, U.s.a.: Westview Press, 1996-07; ISBN-13: 978-0813389868
Description:Westview Press, 1996-07-11. Hardcover. Good.
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Description:Boulder, CO.: Westview Press, 1996. Scholarly text presents a fascinating account of how illegal drugs are transported into and around the United States and throughout its neighborhoods. Criminologist and geographer George F. Rengert takes a unique approach to the problem of illegal drug distribution and U.S. drug markets. Using maps and charts to illustrate his findings, Rengert applies spacial diffusion models to the illegal drug trade and explains why certain drugs are transported and found in different parts of the country. For example, the highest concentration of marijuana plants is not on either coast, but rather across the middle of the United Statesthroughout what is known as the corn belt. At the local level Rengert assesses the patterns and processes that interconnect drug sales and neighborhood deterioration and change.The book also addresses the important issues of how illegal drugs in this country operate on wholesale and retail levels and ways in which law enforcement at the… Read more
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