How do illicit goods enter the estate and what role do established crime networks play? How effective are measures at preventing and disrupting the supply of drugs and other illicit goods entering the estate and impacts on organised crime more generally?


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Related UKRI funded projects

  • Insights on the natural history of problem drug user (PDU) offending

    Background. Problem drug use (PDU) is thought to be the cause of a very high level of social and economic costs - the total costs of Class A drug use in England and Wales have been estimated to be over £15 billion ...

    Funded by: MRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Manchester

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project investigates the drug-crime link and pathways of problem drug users, which partially addresses the question about the role of crime networks and effectiveness of measures in preventing illicit goods entering the estate.

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