The impact of the Great Recession on the Irish drug market

Show simple item record Windle, James 2019-03-20T16:32:45Z 2019-03-20T16:32:45Z 2017-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Windle, J. (2018) 'The impact of the Great Recession on the Irish drug market', Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18(5), pp. 548-567. doi: 10.1177/1748895817741518 en
dc.identifier.volume 18 en
dc.identifier.issued 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 548 en
dc.identifier.endpage 567 en
dc.identifier.issn 1748-8958
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1748895817741518
dc.description.abstract This article analyses 10 years (2004–2014) of An Garda Síochána controlled drug data to investigate the impact of economic recession and globalization on the Irish illicit drug market. The limited international literature on recessions and drug markets suggests that economic downturns can increase both drug consumption and dealing. Gardaí data may, however, suggest that the 2008 Great Recession reduced drug use and dealing, yet increased the cultivation and manufacture of drugs: trends which largely conflict with the international literature. Two testable hypotheses are drawn from the data: (1) net consumption and trade of illicit drugs were reduced by emigration triggered by the Great Recession; (2) the Great Recession forced an adaptation in the market which sped up the process towards import substitution of cannabis cultivation. The article concludes by investigating how recent changes highlight the globalized nature of Irish drug markets before proposing avenues for further research. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.rights © The Author 2017. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. The published version is available at en
dc.subject Cannabis cultivation en
dc.subject Economic recession en
dc.subject Emigration en
dc.subject Globalization en
dc.subject Illicit drug markets en
dc.subject Import substitution en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title The impact of the Great Recession on the Irish drug market en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother James Windle, Criminology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Criminology & Criminal Justice en
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