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Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling features interviews with 34 convicted drug smugglers -- most of them once major operators -- detailing exactly how drugs are smuggled into the U.S. from Latin America.  These sources provide tangible evidence of the risks, rewards, and organization of international drug smuggling.

Quoting frequently from their interviews, Decker and Chapman explain how individuals are recruited into smuggling, why they stay in it, and how their roles change over time.  They describe the specific strategies their interviewees employed to bring drugs into the country and how they previously escaped apprehension.  Over-all, the authors find that drug smuggling is organized in a series of networks which are usually unconnected.

This extraordinarily informative book will be of particular interest to law enforcement officials and policymakers, but it will appeal to anyone who wants to know how the drug business actually works.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. 1. Motivation for the Study
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Understanding Drug Smuggling
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. Impact of Drug Interdiction Efforts
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 15-19
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  1. 2. Organization of the Study
  2. p. 20
  1. Study Design
  2. pp. 21-24
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  1. Interview Sample
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. 3. Drug Smuggling Organizations
  2. p. 33
  1. Movement Away from Cartels
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Structure and Movement of Drugs
  2. pp. 36-57
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 58-61
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  1. 4. Movement of Drugs
  2. p. 62
  1. Transportation Routes
  2. pp. 62-68
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  1. Methods of Transport
  2. pp. 69-84
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 85-87
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  1. 5. Roles, Recruitment into, and Remaining Involved in the Drug Smuggling Trade
  2. p. 88
  1. Drug Smuggling Roles
  2. pp. 89-94
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  1. Recruitment into Drug Smuggling
  2. pp. 95-103
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  1. Motivation for Drug Smuggling
  2. pp. 104-108
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  1. Leaving Drug Smuggling
  2. pp. 109-110
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 111-113
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  1. 6. Balancing Risk and Reward
  2. p. 114
  1. Minimizing Risks
  2. pp. 114-116
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  1. Avoiding Detection
  2. pp. 117-122
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  1. Changes in Smuggling Activities in Response to Risk
  2. pp. 123-126
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  1. Getting Caught
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Assessing Risk
  2. pp. 133-135
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  1. Perceptions of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
  2. pp. 136-140
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  1. If You Were in Charge
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. 7. Making Sense of Drug Smuggling: Conclusions and Summary
  2. p. 145
  1. Organizational Structure
  2. pp. 146-150
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  1. Managing Risk
  2. pp. 151-153
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  1. Potential Responses by Law Enforcement
  2. pp. 154-162
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  1. Appendix 1. Instrumentation Study Design
  2. pp. 163-180
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  1. Appendix 2. Study Design
  2. pp. 181-198
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 199-204
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  1. References
  2. pp. 203-206
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 207-209
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781592136445
Related ISBN
9781592136438
MARC Record
OCLC
244300798
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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