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‘There is no “war on drugs”’: An investigation into county line drug networks from the perspective of a London borough

‘There is no “war on drugs”’: An investigation into county line drug networks from the perspective of a London borough

Bonning, John and Cleaver, Karen ORCID: 0000-0001-5303-1036 (2020) ‘There is no “war on drugs”’: An investigation into county line drug networks from the perspective of a London borough. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0032-258X (Print), 1740-5599 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X20956682)

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Abstract

County Line Drug Networks involve the transportation of drugs from urban hubs to out of city locations across the UK. County lines are a societal concern as they involve the recruitment of vulnerable individuals (adults and children), who are used as runners, exposing them to hazardous and often violent situations. This paper reports on a small scale study which provides a snapshot of the characteristics of nominals involved in county line drug network within a London Borough as well as the perspective of three expert practitioners who have substantial and detailed operational knowledge of how county line operatives work.

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Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2020. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Uncontrolled Keywords: County lines, gangs, drugs, young people, exploitation
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 13:35
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29835

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