No, these people-this one might deal with ten and the other ten. Three individuals in the sample did not admit to any specific roles. Content: The declared purpose of the study is, first of all, to explore how the interviewed drug smugglers operated and what they did to reduce the risks of being caught. For example, transport managers who are hired for taking part in a specific operation are responsible for hiring a crew or several crews, depending on what stages of the transport between Colombia and the United States they are supposed to handle. This book gives a straightforward account of drug smuggling through the eyes of incarcerated, mostly high-level drug smugglers. These security strategies were successful in the sense that a number of the respondents had been active in the drug smuggling business for many years. A possible indication that these people were inept.
. People are sitting around and talking, and then there's a blackboard with arrivals and departures, and it says like. Decker and Margaret Townsend Chapman. Further Reading Special Issue on Interviewing 'Organized Criminals', Trends in Organized Crime 11 1 , 2008 © Klaus von Lampe, all rights reserved. They describe the specific strategies their interviewees employed to bring drugs into the country and how they previously escaped apprehension. I like how the authors use other academic research to contrast and compare their current findings. A very interesting read on a topic about which conclusive information is difficult to find.
I thought the authors had some good points about trying to reduce the amount of successful drug traffic, and even some of the smugglers' suggestions were good. 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. Instrumentation Study Design Appendix 2. It is less concerned with fitting findings into a pre-existing theoretical framework than with letting the interviewees speak directly to the reader. Instrumentation Study Design Appendix 2. Then you go in there and there is pool tables.
Contents Motivation for the study -- Organization of the study -- Drug smuggling organizations -- Movement of drugs -- Roles, recruitment into, and remaining involved in the drug smuggling trade -- Balancing risk and reward -- Making sense of drug smuggling : conclusions and summary. These included limiting interaction to a small number of trusted individuals, using only well maintained equipment, and avoiding suspicion by frequently changing smuggling patterns. I don't know why anyone would give this five stars. A very interesting read on a topic about which conclusive information is difficult to find. The Crime That Pays: Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Canada. Refused to identify number of trips he made.
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. It was described in the interviews as time consuming, ranging from a few weeks to as much as a year, even though many aspects are not centrally managed. The findings of the study. The authors interview people who were successful smugglers for a while, but are now in federal prisons. Over-all, the authors find that drug smuggling is organized in a series of networks which are usually unconnected. In general, the transport manager was held liable if the load was lost while it was in his possession unless the load was lost to law enforcement.
Note that this book is a study, not a novel. Cuba was used by at least four of the interviewed smugglers who stated that it was the most secure mid-shipment point, since the Cuban government could be paid off and U. At each stage, as many as ten to fifteen persons may be involved. Out of a total of 73 individuals who were approached, 34 agreed to be interviewed. Interestingly, almost three-quarters were caught through members of their own crew who were either confidential informants 17 or cooperating defendants 7 p. They describe the specific strategies their interviewees employed to bring drugs into the country and how they previously escaped apprehension.
The findings of the study. Career drug smugglers describe a series of often disconnected networks that enable smugglers to best organize their business in a way that will minimize the risks of apprhension and maximize profits. Over-all, the authors find that drug smuggling is organized in a series of networks which are usually unconnected. The authors gained valuable information with respect to the sociology of the drug smugglers' worlds, and also about the perceptions of risk. Social works as a profession might be well served to draw on the methodological lessons and the knowledge of scholars such as Decker and Chapman.
These sources provide tangible evidence of the risks, rewards, and organization of international drug smuggling. Primarily responsible for constructing hidden compartments. The E-mail message field is required. They also gained insight with respect to current U. As the authors point out, not one of the interviewees was aware of the length of the sentence awaiting him at the conclusion of the trial.
Balancing Risk and Reward Minimizing Risks Avoiding Detection Changes in Smuggling Activities in Response to Risk Getting Caught Assessing Risk Perceptions of U. Subject, Methods, Database: This book presents an interview based study on drug smuggling into the United States. Social works as a profession might be well served to draw on the methodological lessons and the knowledge of scholars such as Decker and Chapman. The Organization of the Study Study Design Interview Sample Summary Chapter 3. Balancing Risk and Reward Minimizing Risks Avoiding Detection Changes in Smuggling Activities in Response to Risk Getting Caught Assessing Risk Perceptions of U.