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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Leah
dc.contributor.authorCoomber, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T12:00:37Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28T12:00:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0007-0955
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjc/azu087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/92503
dc.description.abstractResearch consistently shows a strong correlation between heroin/crack cocaine use, acquisitive crime and income generation, through activities such as sex work and theft. Less is known however about alternative choices of income generation such as small-scale drug supply. Drawing on data from interviews with 30 heroin and crack cocaine user-dealers in a city in South West England, this article explores the motivations, practices and roles undertaken by small-scale addicted suppliers who distribute drugs to other addicted users for the purpose of reproducing their own supply. Findings suggest that addicted user-dealers’ motivations are commonly different to those of commercially motivated suppliers, while their activities are perceived as a less harmful and a more convenient way of funding their drug dependency than other acquisitive crimes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom534
dc.relation.ispartofpageto555
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume55
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleEarning a Score: An Exploration of the Nature and Roles of Heroin and Crack Cocaine 'User-Dealers'
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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