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SpringerBriefs in Criminology

County Lines

Criminal Networks and Evolving Drug Markets in Britain

Authors: McLean, Robert, Robinson, Grace, Densley, James A.

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  • Provides the unique perspective of suppliers involved in the county lines drug supply phenomenon
    Uses two in-depth case studies from Britain to discuss the overlap between drug-related crime and other forms of organized crime
    Recommends more effective strategies for proactive policing against the evolving drug supply models

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This brief sheds light on evolving drug markets and the county lines phenomenon in the British context. Drawing upon empirical research gathered in the field between 2012-2019 across two sites, Scotland’s West Coast and Merseyside in England, this book adopts a grounded approach to the drug supply model, detailing how drugs are purchased, sold and distributed at every level of the supply chain at both sites. 
The authors conducted interviews with practitioners, offenders, ex-offenders and those members of the general public most effected by organised crime. The research explores how drug markets have continued to evolve, accumulating in the phenomenon that is county lines. It explores how such behavior has gradually become ever more intertwined with other forms of organised criminal activity.
Useful for researchers, policy makers, and law enforcement officials, this brief recommends a rethinking of current reactive policing strategies.

About the authors

Robert McLean is a criminal justice lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland. As well as making a number of media appearances, McLean has also published widely on the topics of gang/group offending, (dis)organised crime, drug harms, and criminal desistance. 

Grace Robinson is Programme Leader of Criminology at Blackpool and the Fylde College. Grace has recently completed a PhD researching gangs, Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines, at Edge Hill University.

James Densley is Professor of Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University and co-founder of The Violence Project. He has received global media attention for his work on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing. Densley is the author of two prior books, including How Gangs Work (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 40 refereed articles in leading social science journals, and over 50 book chapters, essays, and other non-refereed works. He earned his DPhil in sociology from the University of Oxford.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
County Lines
Book Subtitle
Criminal Networks and Evolving Drug Markets in Britain
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33362-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33362-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-33361-4
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 93
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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