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economic analysis of a drug-selling gang"s finances

Steven D. Levitt

economic analysis of a drug-selling gang"s finances

by Steven D. Levitt

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gangs -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Drug traffic -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Gangs -- Social aspects -- United States.,
  • Narcotics -- Economic aspects -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSteven D. Levitt, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 6592, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 6592.
    ContributionsVenkatesh, Sudhir Alladi., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31, [11] p. :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22403007M

    A prominent perspective in the gang literature suggests that gang member involvement in drug selling does not necessarily increase violent behavior. In addition it is unclear from previous research whether neighborhood disadvantage strengthens that relationship. We address these issues by testing hypotheses regarding the confluence of neighborhood disadvantage, gang membership, drug selling. This paper investigates the organizational structure of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, one of the largest and best known North American motorcycle gangs. Within the first few decades since their establishment, the Angels developed a hierarchical organizational form, which allowed them to overcome internal conflict and exploit the gains from their involvement in criminal activities.

    The study of gangs once was the study of delinquency [], but from the s to the s, gangs were not a major focus of criminal justice d, street gangs were a curiosity, a laboratory, and perceived publicly as boisterous young peer groups from working-class ethnic communities that displayed some subcultural values [7,8].Amid rising juvenile violent crime in the s and s. This paper addresses two hypotheses pertaining to the intersection of neighborhood disadvantage, gang membership, drug selling, and violence. 1 The first examines whether acquiring the status of gang member coupled with drug selling alters within-individual trajectories of violence. Gang research clearly indicates that joining a gang is a crucial life course transition that facilitates or.

    on “An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gangs Finances.” This paper offers important insights on the return to criminal activity within a gang and on the structure of compensation within a criminal organization. The paper uses detailed financial records maintained by a .   Gangs are a major social problem in the United States. On the National Youth Gang Survey, one-third of all surveyed law enforcement agencies reported a gang problem; the level was highest in large cities, where 86% reported a problem (National Gang Center, ).On the national School Survey on Crime and Safety (– school year), one-in-five school principals reported .


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On average, earnings in the gang are somewhat above the legitimate labor market alternative. The enormous risks of drug selling.

An Economic Analysis of Drug-Selling Gang's Finances Article in Quarterly Journal of Economics (3) August with Reads How we measure 'reads'. We use a unique data set detailing the financial activities of a drug-selling street gang to analyze gang economics.

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Levitt, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in June NBER Program(s):Law and Economics, Public Economics We analyze a unique data set detailing the financial activities of a drug-selling street gang on a monthly basis over a four-year period in the recent by: Get this from a library.

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Downloadable. We analyze a unique data set detailing the financial activities of a drug-selling street gang on a monthly basis over a four-year period in the recent past. The data, originally compiled by the gang leader to aid in managing the organization, contain detailed information on both the sources of revenues (e.g.

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On average, earnings in the gang are somewhat above the legitimate labor market alternative. The enormous risks of drug selling, however, more than offset this small wage premium. The data, originally compiled by the gang leader to aid in managing the organization, contain detailed information on both the sources of revenues (e.g.

drug sales, extortion) and expenditrues (e.g. costs of drugs sold, weapons, tribute to the central gang organization, wages paid to various levels of the gang). An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang's Finances.

Steven Levitt and Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh. NoNBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Abstract: We analyze a unique data set detailing the financial activities of a drug-selling street gang on a monthly basis over a four-year period in the recent past.

The data, originally compiled by the gang leader to. An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang’s Finances. By Steven D. Levitt, Sudhir, Alladi We use a unique data set detailing the nancial activities of a drug-selling street gang to analyze gang economics.

On average, earnings in the gang are somewhat above the legitimate labor market alternative. Street gangs have a long history in. Street gangs have a long history in American cities (Thrasher ).

Until recently, gangs were organized primarily as social peer groups. Any economic activities were of secondary importance (SuttlesKlein ). The last two decades, however, have given rise to a dramatic transformation in street gangs, or what Taylor () terms their.

"An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang's Finances," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. (3), pages Steven D. Levitt & Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, " An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang's Finances," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang’s Finances By Steven D. Levitt, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, Ro Gaviria, Tim Groseclose, Nicholas Harney, Lewis Kornhasuer, Ron Nobles, David Rothman and Catherine Wolfram.

ON THE ECONOMICS OF ORGANIZED CRIME By Vimal Kumar and Stergios Skaperdas typical business firm and are therefore subject to the same economic analysis that ordinary firms are. However, the defining activity of an organized crime group -- in the organization and finances of a Chicago drug-selling gang.

According to Levitt and. Freakonomics study guide contains a biography of Steven D. Levitt, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. “An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang’s Finances.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. XX, Due to the sensitive nature of the data, there was no location given for the city in which this drug gang operated.

2 Reuter, P., MacCoun, R., & Murphy, P. Money from Crime: A Study of the Economics of Drug Dealing in. Their work from the University of Chicago, entitled “An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang’s Finances,” used an innovative data set to.

Economic Aspects of Drugs Trading in Yogyakarta. Analysis of Economic and Social Aspects o f Drugs. An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gangs Finances. Q uarterly Jou rnal of. Then they wrote "An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang's Finances." Here is some of what they found: During gang wars, the price and supply of drugs fell dramatically, erasing the drug.Levitt and Venkatesh () provide a uniquely detailed organizational analysis of one drug-selling operation.

Drawing on internal financial data, the authors describe the franchise nature of Chicago drug selling, in which gangs and their subunits control specific areas where illegal transactions can occur.

Preliminary data analysis highlighted the unenforceability issue in a big way. “We saw the price dispersion, as expected, but also that about 5–10 percent of the transactions were completely fake,” Persico said.

“Those transactions—‘rip-offs’—involved no drug content at all, but buyers paid the same average amount for the.