Onbedoeld ondermijnen. Verkennend onderzoek naar de wijze waarop de Nederlandse overheid onbedoeld de georganiseerde drugscriminaliteit kan faciliteren

Translated title of the contribution: Unintended undermining - Exploratory research about the way in which the Dutch government unintentionally facilitates organized drug crime

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Abstract

In recent years, tackling organized drug crime has been prioritized in the Netherlands. This logically follows from the fact that the Netherlands is an important transit country for cocaine and production country for synthetic drugs and cannabis. Organized drug crime also has a seriously disruptive effect on society. To strengthen the approach to organized drug crime, the government made additional financial resources available in recent years, among other things to better intervene in criminal opportunity structures. The government (and other societal actors such as citizens and companies) therefore have a role in preventing opportunities for organized crime by, among other things, raising barriers or exercising supervision and control. To date, however, much less attention has been paid to the role of public policy development and implementation in unintentionally creating the societal conditions in which organized crime can emerge and thrive.
The aim of this exploratory study was to provide insight into the way(s) in which the Dutch government unintentionally facilitates organized drug crime. The research questions were:
What does the scientific literature tell us about the way in which organized drug crime is unintentionally facilitated by the government?
How do academics and experts from public and private organizations think the Dutch government is unintentionally facilitating organized drug crime? How can unintended statefacilitated organized drug crime be understood and explained?
How can unintended state facilitated organized drug crime be prevented and/or counteracted?
Translated title of the contributionUnintended undermining - Exploratory research about the way in which the Dutch government unintentionally facilitates organized drug crime
Original languageDutch
Commissioning bodyWetenschappelijk Onderzoek en Documentatiecentrum (WODC)
Number of pages132
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Research programs

  • SAI 2005-04 MSS

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