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Mounteney, Jane and Bo, Alessandra and Klempova, Danica and Oteo, Alberto and Vandam, Liesbeth (2015) The Internet and drug markets. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

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The speed with which the Internet is transforming drug markets poses a major challenge to law enforcement, public health, research and monitoring agencies. This study aims to raise understanding of the current online supply of drugs and to map the range of Internet markets in existence.

Table of contents

  • Rationale and methods
  • Social media and drug markets
  • Legal highs, research chemicals, trade sites
  • Online sales of medicines and illicit supply
  • Anonymous online drug marketplaces
  • Trafficking and supply reduction challenges
  • Discussion and analysis
  • Drivers of change
  • Threats, opportunities, challenges
  • New trends
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Glossary
Date:January 2015
Pages:11 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising) > Internet retailing (online sales / dark web)
VA Geographic area > Europe

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