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Journal:   CRIMINAL LAW DOCTRINES   spring-summer 2017 , Volume - , Number 13 ; Page(s) 115 To 138.

The Unintended Consequences of Policing Strategies in Controlling Drug Trafficking

As one of the criminal justice organizations with the goal to reduce drug trafficking, Police have interventions to increase the cost of drugs and the amount of drug seizures to create obstacles in the process of drug trafficking. These interventions cause the unintended consequences which have not been paid attention in the codification of programs. The question of the present paper is to study the quiddity of The unintended consequences of police controls over drug markets and the degree of their importance for determining the amount of the effectiveness of these programs. For response to this research question, it is used the qualitative methods and specially in-depth interview with 68 drug dealer and drug users in drug trafficking (27 drug dealers and 41 drug users) and 20 residents in the drug trafficking neighborhood (Darvaze Ghar and Shoosh neighborhoods). Findings indicate that the policing strategies in controlling drug trafficking cause the drug users commit the different offences to provide their (addictive) drug. Also, the Police Interventions because of non-observance of the interventions to reduce damages cause the health damages and even the death of drug users.
Keyword(s): Drug markets,The rise in crime,Health outcomes,Reducing drug use
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