Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside

Synopsis

Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling, based on interviews with thirty-four high level drug smugglers in US federal custody, examines the organizational structures of drug smuggling. Through their interviews and tracking of the Colombia-U. S. drug trade, Scott Decker and Margaret Townsend Chapman find that the organizational nature of international drug smuggling is not hierarchal, but rather organized in series of networks that are often not well connected. The book addresses a key concern about criminals, how they organize themselves to reduce the risks of apprehension while maintaining an effective organizational structure. Drug Smugglers on Drug Smugglingcombines insiders' view of the drug trade with Decker and Chapman's incisive analysis, providing the reader with a thorough picture of this complex subject.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2008