THow do "new" drug markets develop and operate? Which are the characteristics of synthetic drug suppliers? How are they organized, owned and managed? This article summarizes the outcomes of a cross-national study which investigated three urban synthetic drug markets at a different stage of development: Amsterdam, Barcelona and Turin. The study - the first of this type in Europe - outlines a composite picture which clearly indicates the presence of rather flexible and dynamic actors and a quasi "free" drug economy. Hence, the role played by more structured, mafia-type organizations, even in Italy, needs to be reconceived. The wide use of primary sources, altogether the adoption of qualitative interpretative tools, contributed to shed some light on a phenomenon which is still poorly investigated both at national and international levels.
Ecstasy in the City: Synthetic Drug Markets in Europe : The outcomes of a field research / M. Massari. - In: CRIME LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE. - ISSN 0925-4994. - 44:1(2005), pp. 1-18.
|Titolo:||Ecstasy in the City: Synthetic Drug Markets in Europe : The outcomes of a field research|
MASSARI, MONICA (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||drug markets; organized crime groups|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale|
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
Settore SPS/12 - Sociologia Giuridica, della Devianza e Mutamento Sociale
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10611-006-9014-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|