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Lush LifeConstructing Organized Crime in the UK$
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Dick Hobbs

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199668281

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668281.001.0001

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Lush Life

Dick Hobbs

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how changes in the global drug market have eroded the links between traditional criminal territories and the cultures they spawned. Women exemplify these changes to criminal economies and cultures. Via the adoption of mainstream commercial methodologies, female dealers symbolize the breaking-down of taken-for-granted underworld orthodoxies; and the clusters of friends, acquaintances, and families who contrive the dealing networks of the contemporary drug trade do not exclude women. Female engagement within dealing cultures enables a measure of status that had traditionally been denied to women, suggesting that crime networks are altering in accordance with the socio-economic environments that host them.

Keywords:   British organized crime, trading cultures, illegal drug trade, drug trafficking, women criminals, drug dealers

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