Systemic violence in drug markets

@article{Reuter2009SystemicVI,
  title={Systemic violence in drug markets},
  author={P. Reuter},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  year={2009},
  volume={52},
  pages={275-284}
}
  • P. Reuter
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Crime, Law and Social Change
Even without the protection of the state and courts, illegal drug markets are generally peaceable. However occasionally specific markets exhibit high levels of violence. This essay examines the sources that might generate such violence, some internal to organizations (successional and disciplinary), some between organizations (territorial or transactional) and others between drug dealers and the state or its representatives. Particular attention is given to the extremely high rates of killing… Expand
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