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Philip Lalander

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

Chapter 37: Illegal Street Economies and Drugs: Getting Involved, Skilled and Trying to Quit

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Illegal Street Economies and Drugs: Getting Involved, Skilled and Trying to Quit
Illegal street economies and drugs: getting involved, skilled and trying to quit
Philip Lalander
Introduction

In the influential article ‘Taking Care of Business’ (1969), Preble and Casey describe the sophisticated division of labour used by American drug dealers in order to minimize detection. Individuals are needed to import, distribute, dilute and portion the product, just as they are needed to sell to resellers, sell on the street, provide connections to dealers for compensation, take care of quality control or look out for the police. In today’s urban environments, these roles are still being performed (Parker et al., 1988; Neale, 2002). Looking more specifically at the sale of drugs, one can also see how it is ...

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