Drug Mules

Women in the International Cocaine Trade

  • Jennifer Fleetwood

Part of the Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security book series (TCCCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jennifer Fleetwood
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jennifer Fleetwood
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    Pages 134-147
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    Pages 160-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-200

About this book


Winner of the British Society of Criminology Book Prize, 2015

Fleetwood explores how women become involved in trafficking, focusing on the lived experiences of women as drug mules. Offering theoretical insights from gender theory and transnational criminology, Fleetwood argues that women's participation in the drugs trade cannot be adequately understood through the lenses of either victimization or agency.


Cocaine drugs international trade mule-work women global transnational drug trafficking drug mule gender criminology Mafia Nation participation Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Fleetwood
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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