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Policing Australia's 'Heroin Drought' Using an Agent-Based Model to Simulate Alternative Outcomes

Dray, Anne; Mazerolle, Lorraine; Perez, Pascal; Ritter, Alison


Our paper examines how street-level drug markets adapt to a macro-level disruption to the supply of heroin, under three experimental conditions of street-level drug law enforcement: random patrol, hot-spot policing and problem-orientated policing. We utilize an agent-based model to explore the relative impact of abstractions of these three law enforcement strategies after simulating an 'external shock' to the supply of heroin to the street-level drug market. We use 3 years of data, which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Criminology
DOI: 10.1007/s11292-008-9057-1


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