Extends the notion of informality into the area of illegality, looking at how illegal crack vendors in New York use informality to reduce and pass risk to others. Focuses on the techniques used to avoid detection and arrest and the methods of placing risk of imprisonment on smaller, lower‐income dealers. Suggests that this process of exploitation only makes sense when seen in the broader context of inequality in US society where some have nothing to lose by going to jail.
Cross, J. (2000), "Passing the buck: risk avoidance and risk management in the illegal/informal drug trade", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 9/10, pp. 68-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789232Download as .RIS
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