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Spillover effects of domestic law enforcement policies

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  • Naranjo, Alberto J.

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In the war against drugs, local and state governments in the United States have spent millions of dollars in law enforcement with the aim of reducing drug consumption in their territories. These independent efforts by local or state governments contrast with a more global structure of illegal drug markets where drug lords sell and distribute drugs simultaneously in different territories.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Law and Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 265-275

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Handle: RePEc:eee:irlaec:v:30:y:2010:i:3:p:265-275

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Keywords: Illegal drugs Violence Externalities;

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  1. Adam Jacobsson & Alberto Naranjo, 2009. "Counter-intuitive effects of domestic law enforcement policies in the United States," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 323-343, November.
  2. Paul Hallwood & Thomas J. Miceli, 2014. "Modern Maritime Piracy," Working papers 2014-01, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.

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