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The policing of cuckooing in 'County Lines' drug dealing: An ethnographic study of an amplification spiral (2021)
Journal Article
Spicer, J. (2021). The policing of cuckooing in 'County Lines' drug dealing: An ethnographic study of an amplification spiral. British Journal of Criminology, 61(5), 1390-1406. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab027

Responding to cases of 'cuckooing', where drug dealers take over other people's homes, has become a significant policing activity in the United Kingdom. Drawing on ethnographic data and the deviancy amplification spiral model, this article theorizes... Read More about The policing of cuckooing in 'County Lines' drug dealing: An ethnographic study of an amplification spiral.

Policing County Lines: Responses to Evolving Provincial Drug Markets (2021)
Book
Spicer, J. (2021). Policing County Lines: Responses to Evolving Provincial Drug Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54193-4

The County Lines phenomenon has become one of the most significant drug market developments in the UK over recent years. This book analyses how it is being responded to by the police in affected provincial areas. Drawing on unique ethnographic fieldw... Read More about Policing County Lines: Responses to Evolving Provincial Drug Markets.