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“Robert C. Davis and Arthur J. Lurigio present a balanced and reasoned review of what citizens, with the help of police and other authorities, can do to reduce drug-related crime in their neighborhoods. The message is timely, clear, helpful, and hopeful. Fighting Back successfully brings together recent and emerging research in community antidrug efforts (indigenous and implanted), police-based strategies, and civil abatement procedures. The authors examine what is and what is not working to mitigate one of America's most pressing social problems--neighborhood-based drug trafficking.” --Janice A. Roehl, Ph.D., Vice President, Institute for Social Analysis, Pacific Grove, California “Fighting Back is a delightful book and will add significantly to the field. It is the first comprehensive book that covers different strategies used to restore order and ...

Drug House Abatement Programs
Drug house abatement programs

Drug dealers often operate from indoor locations. They work out of their own homes or apartments or take over an entire building in a public housing development. In other instances, they occupy one of the many abandoned buildings in low-income, inner-city neighborhoods. Sometimes, the locations become sites for both drug sales and use: “Crack houses” and “shooting galleries” are locations where drugs can be bought and used on the premises.

Anyone who tries to keep dealers from using these locations—including neighbors who complain about the street disorder and crime associated with the drug trade or landowners who complain about drug dealers and customers on their properties—may become targets of threats or retaliation. Police may be called on to curtail ...

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