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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Leah
dc.contributor.authorCoomber, Ross
dc.contributor.authorLowther, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:18:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:18:35Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0964-6639
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0964663913487544
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171755
dc.description.abstractThe evidence base relating to illicit drug markets, drug supply activities and drug seller characteristics increasingly presents a picture of diversity, whereby differing motivations for supplying suggest different levels of culpability and divergence from a homogenised image of the drug dealer. This paper seeks to explore one specific aspect of this divergence, that of social supply and how the Criminal Justice System currently deals with this in practice and principle. It is argued that social supply is qualitatively distinct from drug dealing 'proper' and although this distinction is increasingly acknowledged within the Criminal Justice System, current approaches neither conform to principles of proportionality nor sufficiently understand the nature of social supply to deal with it effectively under existing legislation. Following consideration of these issues, it is argued that social supply should become a distinct offence in law, analogous to how manslaughter is distinguished from the more serious offence of murder.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.place10.1177/0964663913487544
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom553
dc.relation.ispartofpageto573
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial & Legal Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCourts and sentencing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.titleCrushing a Walnut with a Sledge Hammer? Analysing the Penal Response to the Social Supply of Illicit Drugs
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCoomber, Ross
gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Leah


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