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Taking care of business : police detectives, drug law enforcement and proactive investigation

Author: Matthew Bacon
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Clarendon studies in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Offers an insightful study of specialist detective units assigned to investigating drug offences, based on extensive fieldwork undertaken in two English police service areas, with in-depth analysis  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Bacon
ISBN: 9780199687381 0199687382
OCLC Number: 950450708
Description: xvi, 292 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The drug detectives --
Policing the 'drug problem' --
The illegal drug business --
Investigating the investigators : research methodology --
The police on drugs --
Intelligence-led investigation --
Licensing criminals --
Making cases --
Detecting change and the future of drug law enforcement.
Series Title: Clarendon studies in criminology.
Responsibility: Matthew Bacon.

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This fine grained, witty and surprisingly mature work illustrates not only the world of detectives, but also the rich contours of the drug markets that they are tasked with policing. Ethnography Read more...

 
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