Socio-Cultural Impacts on Drug Trafficking Trends in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Dolliver, Diana S.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-04T14:46:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-04T14:46:51Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-17
dc.identifier.citation Dolliver, D.S. ( 2015): Socio-Cultural Impacts on Drug Trafficking Trends in Europe. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law, and Criminal Justice. 23(4): 383-406 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/15718174-23032079 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6570
dc.description.abstract A myriad of national and international publications have detailed global patterns of drug trafficking for decades, with recent reports identifying Europe as a global consumption “hotspot” for the majority of popular drugs in the world. Yet, despite increasing levels of drug trafficking worldwide, scholars have not routinely examined this crime-type through the lens of a socio-cultural criminological theory. As such, this empirical study employed guidance from Institutional Anomie Theory. Data were collected from fourteen countries in Europe from 1995 to 2009 and analyzed using pooled cross-sectional multivariate time series. Trafficking patterns in cannabis, heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines were operationalized using officially reported drug seizure amounts. The findings from this study emphasize the need for differentiation between drug-types in future research, but also illustrate support for use of the theoretically informed variables. en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Drug trafficking en_US
dc.subject Time series en_US
dc.subject Institutional Anomie Theory en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.title Socio-Cultural Impacts on Drug Trafficking Trends in Europe en_US
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