Dolliver Examines European Drug Trafficking Through Socio-Cultural Lens

Dr. Diana Dolliver’s article, “Socio-Cultural Impacts on Drug Trafficking Trends in Europe,” applies socio-cultural criminological theory to the well-known global patterns of drug trafficking. Data for her impirical study were gathered from fourteen European countries from 1995 to 2009 and were analyzed using pooled cross-sectional multivariate time series. Officially reported drug seizure amounts were used to operationalize trafficking patterns in cannabis, heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines. Her findings emphasize the need for future researchers to differentiate between drug-types; findings also illustrate support for the use of theoretically informed variables in such studies.