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Connolly, Johnny and Donovan, Anne Marie (2014) Illicit drug markets in Ireland. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol.

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Understanding the organisation, scale, nature and dynamics of illicit drug markets is a critical requirement for effective policy-making and for interventions designed to disrupt their operation and to minimise the associated harms. Through in-depth research with people involved in the illicit drug market in Ireland, as drug users or sellers, as professionals responding to it or as residents affected by it, this research fills a significant knowledge gap in this important area of Irish drug policy.

The study objectives were to:

• Examine the various factors that can influence the development of local drug markets.

• Examine the nature, organisation and structure of Irish drug markets.

• Examine the impact of drug-dealing and drug markets on local communities.

• Describe and assess interventions in drug markets with a view to identifying what further interventions are needed.

Call No:MM2.2, LR2.2.6, VH4.2
Pages:328 p.
Publisher:National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol
Place of Publication:Dublin
Accession Number:HRB 5255 (Available), HRB 5256 (Available)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Organised crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime > Crime associated with substance production and distribution
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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