Going solo: The social organisation of drug dealing within a London street gang

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dc.contributor.author Windle, James
dc.contributor.author Briggs, Daniel 
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-15T10:29:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-15T10:29:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Windle, J., & Briggs, D. (2015). Going solo: The social organisation of drug dealing within a London street gang. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(9), 1171-1185. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2015.1020925 spa
dc.identifier.issn 1367-6261
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9680
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/4420
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a single case study of one street gang in one London borough. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 gang members, or former gang members, and seven practitioners. The practitioners and gang members/ex-gang members reported different perspectives on how the gang was structured and drug dealing was organised. The gang members/ex-gang members suggested that the gang is a loose social network with little recognisable formal organisation. Although individual gang members sell drugs, the gang should not be viewed as a drug dealing organisation. Rather it is a composition of individual drug dealers who cooperate out of mutual self-interest. Therefore, some gang members are best described as independent entrepreneurs while others are subcontractors looking to ‘go solo’. The seven practitioners, however, tended to describe a more hierarchically structured gang, with formal recruitment processes. This divergence of perspective highlights an important consideration for policy and research. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.subject.other Gangs spa
dc.subject.other Co-offending spa
dc.subject.other Illicit entrepreneurs spa
dc.subject.other Drug dealing spa
dc.subject.other Crime spa
dc.title Going solo: The social organisation of drug dealing within a London street gang spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 0.973 JCR (2015) Q2, 40/93 Social sciences, interdisciplinary spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13676261.2015.1020925
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Drogas - Tráfico spa
dc.subject.uem Crimen organizado spa
dc.subject.unesco Crimen spa
dc.subject.unesco Tráfico de estupefacientes spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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