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The Multilateralization of Policing: The Case of Illicit Synthetic Drug Control

Cherney, Adrian, O'Reilly, Juani, & Grabosky, Peter (2006) The Multilateralization of Policing: The Case of Illicit Synthetic Drug Control. Police Practice and Research, 7(3), pp. 177-194.

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Abstract

Many security-related roles that were customarily the responsibility of governments and public police agencies have become commercialized, devolved, or otherwise dispersed. This phenomenon has been described as 'multilateralization.' The paper sets out to analyse the multilateralization of policing as it applies to strategies of supply reduction in the area of illicit synthetic drugs, focusing in particular upon amphetamine type substances. Supply reduction can constitute interventions not ordinarily thought of as drug law enforcement and entail a range of technologies underpinned by regulatory theory. Various strategies of engaging external institutions in furtherance of reducing the supply of illicit synthetic drugs are canvassed. The authors provide an analytical framework for understanding how illicit synthetic drugs can be governed through strategies of co-production and the possible barriers and issues that need to be considered when attempting to engage the crime control capacities of external institutions.

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ID Code: 9248
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: adrian.cherney@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Multilateralization, Co, production, Synthetic Drugs, Supply Reduction vis, avis Law Enforcement, Engaging External Institutions, Capacity Building
DOI: 10.1080/15614260600825398
ISSN: 1477-271X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Police Administration Procedures and Practice (160205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Police Practice and Research 7(3):pp. 177-194.
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:43

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