Drugs and Money: Managing the Drug Trade and Crime Money in Europe, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Drugs and Money

Managing the Drug Trade and Crime Money in Europe, 1st Edition

By Michael Levi, Petrus C. van Duyne


224 pages

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The phenomenon of psycho-active drugs, and our reactions to them, is one of the most fascinating topics of the social history of mankind. Starting with an analysis of the 'policy of fear' in which law enforcement is 'haunted' by drug money, Drugs and Money offers a radical reconsideration of this highly contentious issue.

In this intriguing book, Petrus C. van Duyne and Michael Levi expose an ever-unfolding series of problems:

  • the proliferation of mind-influencing substances
  • the complications of international drug regulation
  • the interaction between markets and economic actors, with the consequent amassing of huge amounts of crime-money.

The social, cultural and economic aspects of this crime-money are explored, alongside the ongoing threat it poses to the legitimate economy and the state.

Table of Contents

1. The Mind, Drugs and the Policy of Fear 2. Enfolding of Illegal Drugs Markets in Europe 3. Commerce, Constraints and Enterprise Features 4. Drug Markets in Action 5. The Volume of Drug-Money and Money Management 6. The Craft of Laundering and the Counter Reaction 7. Haunted: By Drugs or Money?

About the Series

Organizational Crime

This new Routledge series expands the meaning of Organizational Crime to include all criminality that can be analysed through the lenses of organization theory and the theory of the firm, thus encompassing old and new forms of organized crime. Its themes will centre on 'business as crime', but also on 'crime as business', therefore focusing on both respectable and conventional offenders, on deviant business groups as well as criminal organizations, and finally on partnerships between the two.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General