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Policing County LinesMore of the Same?

Policing County Lines: More of the Same? [While various new and bespoke tactics aimed at responding to the problem of County Lines emerged and were promoted to officers intermittently, the majority of the activity they actually undertook in the drug market context during the fieldwork came in the shape of familiar drugs policing approaches. Driven primarily by the desires of local teams, traditional methods in the form of ‘crackdown operations’ and ‘days of action’ were employed regularly, and were forms of drugs policing they were already well acquainted with. Applied in a slightly adapted way to fit the specific context of the evolving local drug markets, they were used in all of the affected towns across the force area. Taken together, they therefore comprised the central way that the presence of County Lines was responded to at a local level. Throughout my fieldwork, I gained considerable insight into both these ‘traditional’ forms of drugs policing by partially participating in many of the activities associated with them. Building on what was discussed in the previous chapter, the ethnographic data describing their use provide further insight into the realities of how County Lines was actually being responded to by officers on the ground and their symbolic qualities.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-54192-7
Pages
159 –185
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54193-4_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[While various new and bespoke tactics aimed at responding to the problem of County Lines emerged and were promoted to officers intermittently, the majority of the activity they actually undertook in the drug market context during the fieldwork came in the shape of familiar drugs policing approaches. Driven primarily by the desires of local teams, traditional methods in the form of ‘crackdown operations’ and ‘days of action’ were employed regularly, and were forms of drugs policing they were already well acquainted with. Applied in a slightly adapted way to fit the specific context of the evolving local drug markets, they were used in all of the affected towns across the force area. Taken together, they therefore comprised the central way that the presence of County Lines was responded to at a local level. Throughout my fieldwork, I gained considerable insight into both these ‘traditional’ forms of drugs policing by partially participating in many of the activities associated with them. Building on what was discussed in the previous chapter, the ethnographic data describing their use provide further insight into the realities of how County Lines was actually being responded to by officers on the ground and their symbolic qualities.]

Published: Oct 31, 2020

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