Book: Policing Illegal Drug Markets

George F. Rengert, Jerry Ratcliffe and Sanjoy Chakravorty

This monograph identifies key factors in the economic and social environments of illicit street-level drug markets and suggests appropriate police responses. Data from Wilmington, Delaware are analyzed with the aid of geographic information systems in this innovative research.Chapters:1. Introduction 2. Why we should be concerned about illegal drugs3. Police responses to illegal drugs4. The location of illegal drug markets: An examination of economic principles5. Establishing the analytical framework6. Statistical analysis7. Interpretation of the findings, 8. Reducing the impact of street-level drug markets, Technical appendix.

Criminal Justice Press, July 2005
ISBN: 1-881798-57-7
175 pages