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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan: After a Decade of Reconstruction …

Categories: Afghanistan,Drug Trafficking,Maps/Geography

Finds that after the spending of $7 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, opium poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction


How Much Crime is Drug-Related? History, Limitations, and Potential Improvements of Estimation Methods

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics

Investigates the relationship between drugs and crime and then the relationship between crime and its costs to make users of crime and drug estimates more effective in their use.  From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service


The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Allow Delayed Retroactive Reduction in Drug Trafficking Sentences

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Headlines

Press release announcing decision to reduce federal sentencing guideline levels for drug trafficking at the base level and apply the reduced sentences retroactively to those in prison.  The reductions would become effective after November 1, 2015.  From the U.S. Sentencing Commission


World Drug Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,United Nations

Annual overview of major developments in drug markets for various drug categories.  Includes recent statistics and trend analysis of global illicit drug markets and tables on drug cultivation, production and eradication.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


Domestic Federal Law Enforcement Coordination: Through the Lens of the Southwest Border

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Discusses law enforcement task forces and intelligence information sharing centers that respond to federal counterdrug and counterterrorism priorities in the Southwest border region and how coordination among efforts is achieved.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The UK’s Response to Extremism and Instability in North and West Africa

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,European Union,Great Britain,Terrorism,United Nations

Response of the British government to questions raised about this topic by Parliament.  Affirms support for efforts by the European Union and the United Nations to control drug trafficking and  terrorism in the Western Sahel-Sahara region, Algeria, Nigeria and Mali. Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8861


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