Southern England, Drugs and Music: Policing the Impossible?
Drugs are a consumer product for which there is a simple relationship between demand and supply. Without consumer demand there is no economic or practical sense in establishing or maintaining supply networks, and it is against these distribution networks that enforcement agencies almost exclusively direct their operations. However any disruption of drug supply networks as a result of police operations can only be transient — consumer-driven supply networks rapidly reform or mutate to meet unchanged or displaced consumer demand.
KeywordsSupply Network Police Action Heroin User Plea Bargaining Drug Scene
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